Just like WWE officials, Johnny Gargano is high on Bron Breakker and sees a big future for the young star.
Breakker was pushed strongly right out of the gate as he made his in-ring debut a few months before beating Tommaso Ciampa for the WWE NXT Title at New Year’s Evil.
Gargano, who decided to not renew his WWE contract in December, told ComicBook.com that he considers Bron to be a diamond.
“Bron Breakker’s a guy that I think I mention all the time,” Gargano said. “You can pay people to learn how to wrestle, right? You can pay people to do this, but you can’t pay someone to genuinely love it or you can’t pay people to want to be better at it. There’s one thing to say, ‘Okay, teach me how to do a wrist lock’ and you’re going to pay me to do that and I’m going to learn the wrist lock and that’s all I’m going to do.
“It’s another thing to genuinely want to be better and when you find someone who has both those qualities where they want to be better and they are getting better, that’s a diamond. I feel like Bron Breakker is a diamond. There’s so many people I can name that I feel like are really taking advantage of the opportunities they’re given right now but Bron is definitely one of them that I believe in.”
In addition to wanting a break and what the market was for him, Gargano also left WWE to be with his wife, Candice LeRae, as the couple is expecting their first child this February.