WWE's Johnny Gargano Sports Dark Phoenix Gear For NXT Takeover

One of the rising stars of WWE's NXT brand is Johnny Gargano, who often shows his love for comics [...]

One of the rising stars of WWE's NXT brand is Johnny Gargano, who often shows his love for comics with his ring gear every opportunity he gets. He's previously shown love for Captain America, Thor, and Venom among others for NXT's big pay-per-view events.

Heading into NXT TakeOver Phoenix, Gargano showed off his comic book love once more as he headed into his match for the North American Championship with Dark Phoenix inspired gear.

Designed by Adam Riches and sewn by Main Event Gear, Johnny Gargano's gear plays with the new pay-per-view's setting as Gargano continues his descent into darkness with this Dark Phoenix inspired ring gear. Along with the bold maroon and gold color choices, his gear features flame highlights that many fans of Dark Phoenix should recognize.

What most X-Men fans will recognize, however, is the font choice used for Gargano's trunks. Sporting a large "The Takeover" on his behind, the distinct font is the same one used for the X-Men cartoon and various nostalgic projects. Though Dark Phoenix will be making a return to the franchise with the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix releasing June 9 this year, Gargano's gear is more in line with the version of the character most fans will recognize.

NXT TakeOver Phoenix is currently airing live on the WWE Network (available for $9.99 a month, though you can get your first month free if you are a new subscriber). The WWE Network is available to watch on your computer via web browser or mobile device via app, and it is also available to watch on your television by way of virtually every streaming set top device (Roku, Apple TV, Fire Stick, Chromecast, PS4, XBOX One, XBOX 360, PS3) as well as a built in app on many smart televisions.

The full card for NXT TakeOver Phoenix is as follows:

  • NXT Championship Match - Tommaso Ciampa (c) vs. Aleister Black
  • NXT Women's Championship Match - ShaynaBaszler (c) vs. Bianca Belair
  • NXT North American Championship Match - Ricochet (c) vs. Johnny Gargano
  • NXT Tag Team Championship Match - The Undisputed Era (Roderick Strong and Kyle O'Reilly) (c) vs. The War Raiders (Hanson and Rowe)
  • Kassius Ohno vs. Matt Riddle