*Johnny Gargano heads out of the curtain in the WLNXT arena, greeted by an adoring FullSail audience.*
*Before speaking, he pauses and takes in the moment.* -
"NXT, thank you so much. I can never explain to you how much this means to me, being able to stand here and live out my dreams.. I will never be able to describe to you how it makes me feel."
"When I defeated Bo, Noam, and Wade I punched in my ticket to Takeover, and I made my intentions very clear." -
"First I'd like to address one of my opponents, Lince Dorado. Listen, I'm sure you have a lot going for you, but I can guarentee you don't want this more than I do. I know I come off as the good guy around here but make no mistake, if you get in my way I will make you pay, no ifs, ands, or buts."
"And now, the big purple elephant in the room."
"Velveteen. I am coming for that NXT championship. I am here to make my mark and it all starts with you. Everything I have ever done here has led me to this moment, it's time for me to make the NXT universe proud, and show them that they were right to put their faith in me!" - "Come Takeover NXT will have a new champion, and that's not a threat, it's a full blown promise. And when I'm holding the title up high, Velveteen, you won't be dreaming."