Johnny Gargano has praised WWE star Chad Gable in a recent interview following his return to the company.
Former NXT Champion, NXT North American Champion, and NXT Tag Team Champion, Johnny Gargano recently made his return to WWE after a nine-month hiatus. Gargano’s first match since his return was a winning effort against former NXT star Chad Gable on Monday Night Raw. The match was Gargano’s first since December 2021.
Though both stars had their own thriving NXT careers, the two had not faced each other until Gargano’s return. In a recent interview with WWE Deustchland, ‘Johnny Wrestling’ expressed his admiration for Gable.
“Chad Gable’s amazing…Chad Gable’s one of the most underrated talents in the world, and I will be very on record of saying that. Chad Gable is such a talent, so underrated, and I think the world of him honestly.”
WWE Hall-of-Famer Kurt Angle has shared Gargano’s thoughts in the past, calling Gable one of the most underrated wrestlers he ever faced.
Like Angle, Gable is a former Olympic wrestler – having competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London he was signed to the WWE Performance Centre in 2013. Gable is a former NXT Tag Team Champion alongside Jason Jordan as American Alpha. Since his main roster call-up in 2016, he has won both the Raw and Smackdown Tag Team Championships.
Alongside hailing Gable as one of the most underrated professional wrestlers working today, Johnny Gargano has also recently spoken out about both his incredible body transformation and the fact that he was considering signing for another company prior to his WWE return.
H/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.