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Johnny Gargano

John Anthony Nicholas Gargano, better known as Johnny Gargano, is an American professional wrestler. Johnny Gargano is currently signed to WWE and works on the Raw brand.

Early Life and Childhood

Johnny Gargano was born on August 14, 1987, in Lakewood, Ohio, the United States and his age is 36 years old as of the year 2023.

Johnny Gargano’s father’s name is Francis Gargano and his mother’s name is Adrianne Gargano. In addition, his mother is of Polish descent and his father, a restaurateur is of Italian descent.

When he was eight years old, Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling (CAPW) owner J.T. Lightning, who ran shows behind Gargano’s father’s catering business, let him roll around in the ring for the first time.

Johnny is an American by nationality and belongs to the Christian religion. Johnny belongs to a mixed ethnicity and his zodiac sign is Leo.


Similarly, Johnny decided to attend CAPW’s professional wrestling school while still a student at St. Edward High School to become a professional wrestler.

In addition, Gargano began training at the Cleveland All-Pro Training Center at the age of 16 under J.T. Lightning and Josh Prohibition. Similarly, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, and Johnny Saint are Gargano’s role models.


Talking about Johnny’s formal education. While studying at St. Edward High School, Gargano decided to enter CAPW’s professional wrestling school to become a professional wrestler.

Johnny started wrestling at an early age, and that’s why he might have skipped college.

Body Measurements

Johnny stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 90 kilograms but his exact body measurements are not available. Similarly, he hasn’t inked tattoos on any parts of his body now as of 2022.

Johnny is a good-looking man who has both eyes and hair black. But unfortunately, Johnny’s dress size and shoe size are not available. Overall, he has a good-looking healthy body with a very charming smile on his lips.

Career and Professional Life

Johnny began his pro wrestling career in 2005 with the Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling (CAPW) promotion. Gargano went on to work for some of the top independent promotions in America, including Chikara, Dragon Gate USA (DGUSA), Evolve, and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG).

Gargano held several titles, including the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas, the Evolve Tag Team Championship, and the DGUSA’s Open the Freedom Gate Championship, which he held twice, the first for a record 873 days.

During his independent career, Gargano appeared in national promotions such as Ring of Honor (ROH) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNAW). Gargano attended WWE’s tryout camp in June 2015, after making sporadic appearances for the company earlier in his career.

Following that, he began appearing regularly for NXT, eventually signing a contract in April 2016. DIY, his tag team with Tommaso Ciampa, won the NXT Tag Team Championship once.

Following their split and heated rivalry, Gargano won the NXT North American Championship in January 2019 and the NXT Championship the following April. Therefore, Johnny Gargano became the first NXT Triple Crown Champion with the victory.

Gargano won the NXT North American Championship for the second and third time in 2020, becoming the first competitor to do so each time. After his contract expired in December 2021, he left WWE but returned in August 2022.

Brand Endorsements

Johnny has yet to endorse any brand. In addition, he has not promoted anything and has not been seen in any brand collaborations. Similarly, we might see

Johnny associated with some brands and supported their products in the coming days. There is no information available about whether or not Johnny has worked with other brands.

Awards and Nomination

Johnny Gargano is best known for his time in NXT, where he won the NXT Championship once, the NXT North American Championship three times, and the NXT Tag Team Championship once, becoming the first-ever NXT Triple Crown winner.

Johnny Gargano

Caption: Johnny winning the title. Source: Instagram

His popularity in NXT earned him the nickname “The Heart and Soul of NXT.”

Johnny Gargano – Net Worth 2024

Johnny Gargano is a professional wrestler who performs for WWE’s NXT and his estimated net worth is around $5 million. He earns approximately $500,000 per year after factoring in merchandise sales, PPV bonuses, and live event bonuses.

Johnny Gargano

Caption: Johnny with his wife and dog. Source: Instagram

Relationship Status

Johnny Gargano got engaged to fellow professional wrestler Candice LeRae Dawson in January 2016. Similarly,  the couple got married on September 16, 2016.

The ceremony was held at Disneyland’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Johnny and his wife are still together, and their bond has grown stronger over time. On NXT, they are a power couple.

On August 12, 2021, the couple announced that Candice was expecting their first child, a son named Quill Lewis Gargano, who was born on February 17, 2022.

Johnny Gargano

Caption: Johnny with his wife and son. Source: Instagram


Johnny has not been linked to any rumors or controversies that could jeopardize his career. He also avoids the media and situations that could harm his reputation.

Johnny Gargano – Social Media

Johnny is very popular on social media and his fans love him for the positive influence he has on them. He is very active on Instagram, where he likes to post snaps with his son and his wife.

Johnny has 631k followers on Instagram and owns an account @johnnygargano. His Twitter handle is @JohnnyGargano followed by 427.7k followers. Besides that, Jonny is not available on Facebook.

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