The Velveteen Dream made his presence known on the February 6 edition of NXT when he interrupted Johnny Gargano. Gargano, who had first been interrupted by Tommaso Ciampa, was celebrating his North American Championship win at Takeover: Phoenix when The Dream decided to crash the party.
The Dream reminded both Gargano and Ciampa that he had won the Worlds Collide Tournament, which granted him a title shot in NXT. It looked as though Dream would challenge Ciampa for the NXT Championship but he soon turned his focus to Johnny Wrestling.
Gargano has accepted the challenge and the title match will happen in two weeks time, on the February 20th edition of WWE NXT. If Dream wins, it will be his first championship in WWE. Gargano continues to walk the line between heel and babyface as one minute he’s trying to distance himself from Ciampa and the next, they seem to be on the same page.