WATCH: Johnny Gargano NXT Tryout Footage in “Prime Target” Special

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Johnny Gargano will attempt to regain the NXT Championship on Saturday, and in a special promoting the event viewers were given a glimpse of his first WWE tryout.

Gargano and Adam Cole are the focus of a new mini-doc released by WWE this week called “Prime Target” promoting TakeOver: Toronto.

Footage of Johnny’s 2015 tryout at the WWE Performance Center is shown at one point, as well as his promo from that session in which Gargano talked about carrying a photo of his young self with him at all times as a reminder of why he wrestles.

“Twenty-four hours after this video was filmed, I was told there wasn’t a spot for me. I went home and I thought, ‘Hmmm. I’m not good enough, huh? Ok. Well, I’m gonna prove them wrong … and someday I’m gonna take that place over,'” Gargano explains in the video.

Adam Cole is also shown cutting bad-ass promos after a string of live event victories.

Plus, Seth Rollins and Finn Balor have separate conversations with Johnny Gargano. 

Cole and Gargano are set to face-off this weekend in a two-out-of-three falls match. The first fall will be a classic wrestling match and the second will be contested under street fight rules. If a third fall is needed to break a tie, NXT GM William Regal will announce the stipulation.

Check out “Prime Target” below.