NXT Superstar Johnny Gargano recently appeared on the Pancakes and Powerslams Show. You can see highlights below, and the full interview at this link.

Paying dues in WWE:

"Everyone needs to earn their spot," expresses Gargano. "I think you need to pay your dues wherever you go. It doesn't matter how long I've been doing indies for, I know from wrestling in NXT, I don't expect anything. I don't expect to be treated differently, I expect to be treated like everyone else. That's just how I'm used to operating."

Staying with fans on the road:

"When you get to the point that you are not wrestling with your heart, then things start to go south. I think you always have to wrestle with a sense of pride and a sense of passion. Every single time I step in the ring, I have pride in my work. I take pride in what I do, and I know it's cliché, but it doesn't matter if it's 20 people I go to at an indie show, or an NXT taping where there's thousands of people. It doesn't matter. I'm gonna give the people their money's worth. I make it a point to give the people their money's worth."

Who he'd want to face at WrestleMania 33:

"Very easily say it could be me and Chris Jericho. I was a big fan of Chris Jericho growing up, I looked up to him, I idolized him, my first concert was Fozzy and I only went to it because of Chris Jericho. So Chris Jericho is a guy who I kind of pattern my whole career off of, outside of Shawn Michaels. He was my inspiration, my go-to guy."

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