Last night at WWE NXT: TakeOver Toronto 2019, NXT Champion Adam Cole retained his title against Johnny Gargano in a Two out of Three Falls match that lasted nearly one hour.
Cole won the first fall, a classic singles match, while Gargano won the second fall, a Street Fight. The third fall was a Steel Cage match that featured weapons attached to it.
After the match, Gargano received a standing ovation from the 13,735 fans in attendance at the Scotiabank Arena. A loud chant of “thank you Johnny!” filled the arena after the show went off the air.
Gargano’s wife Candice LeRae, who lost to Io Shirai earlier in the night, joined him in the ring. He posed for the fans and was met by NXT General Manager William Regal on the stage. Regal said something to him and then raised his right arm in the air.
There are already people speculating Gargano is headed to the main roster, however, his future remains unknown. Triple H noted during an NXT conference call that Regal came to ringside simply to show his appreciation. He did say it remains to be seen if this was Gargano’s swan song and there are more shows this weekend.