Johnny Gargano Part 1: A Coming of Age (2014) – By Jason S. Lockard

As a kid growing up I loved wrestling! From the big stages to the small regional promotions! As a kid these men were real life superheroes. I have a lot of respect for these men that put there bodies and lives on the line in the ring night after night. One of the brightest new stars is a man named Johnny Gargano. This new release follows the early years of his in ring career., in association with Sorgatron Media, bring us 9 early matches in the beginning of the career of the man that would come to be known as “The Whole Shebang”. This almost 4 hour features a mixture of singles matches and tag team bouts with opponents like M-Dogg Matt Cross, N8 Mattson and lesser known indy stars such as Josh Prohibition, Mike Tolar and Marion Fontaine just to name a few. As well as interviews and commentary telling us what lead to the next match on the DVD.

The only downer in this collection is that matches are not lighted like the big WWE events, but the action is a lot of time better in my opinion. Bonus features in this collection include video packages, and an altercation with Gargano and Micheal Hutter who may be better know to Impact Wrestling fans as Ethan Carter III.

This is a really awesome collection for independent wrestling fans or wrestling fans in general. You get just under four hours of action for only $20 on DVD and $15 for Digital Download. That is a steal. I highly recommend you head over to and find out how to get your copy today!

Moral Rating: violence
Audience: teens and adults
Genre: wrestling, sports
Released: 2014
Rating: A-