Former WWF Tag Team Champion Bully Ray – Bubba Ray Dudley – has given his opinion on the thrilling NXT North American Championship Match between Johnny Gargano and KUSHIDA.
On February 14, 2021, Johnny Gargano put his coveted NXT North American Championship on the line against ‘The Time Splitter’ at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day. A strong contender for match of the night ended with the champion getting his way when he nailed the challenger with a vicious One Final Beat after 24:49 of all-out action to finally put down the threat.
While the NXT faithful celebrated another stunning Johnny Gargano TakeOver bout, the match caught the eye of former Dudley Boy Bully Ray who took to Busted Open Radio to give his thanks for such a hard fought and epic encounter:
“I might have given that match the edge in match of the night. Really great, it was excellent. Johnny is so cool, calm, and collected. He knows the match and is not worried about memorizing a match. He is going out there and performing, he is working. I was starting to see the KUSHIDA that I was used to in Japan with a little bit more of an American style psychology attached to him. You can’t watch a match like that and not be blown away. Nobody lost to me.”
What lays ahead for KUSHIDA now he’s failed to dethrone the man many refer to as ‘Johnny TakeOver’ is anyone’s guess, but one thing is for sure in that the champion and his stable of exciting prospects are currently having everything their Way.
Credit for the interview: Busted Open Radio
h/t for the transcription: WrestleZone