Johnny Gargano has addressed his future with NXT on the December 7th edition of the brand. Following a promoted explanation after WarGames went off the air, an emotional Gargano made his way to the ring at the end of NXT to discuss his status. It has been reported recently that the former NXT Champion’s contract may soon be coming to an end in WWE and Gargano is yet to re-sign.
Gargano stated that in regards to his in-ring career, the future is uncertain. However, right now Johnny Gargano has a higher priority of becoming a father for the first time with his wife Candice LeRae:
“And I don’t know what my immediate future holds, that’s up in the air still. I may do some things here or there, but I do know one thing for sure. And that’s in February I’m gonna start the most important job of my life. Cause I’m gonna be a dad… [crowd chants Baby Wrestling]
“He’s gonna watch this back one day and thank you all. But I’m so excited for that, because I’m gonna love that little guy so much. But right now the most important thing for me is to worry about Candice, to worry about my son, and show my son… teach him to be the best man that he can be. Because that is….”
Before Gargano could finish the promo, Grayson Waller attacked Johnny Wrestling with a steel chair and proceeded to powerbomb Johnny through the announcers table.
After NXT went off the air, Johnny Gargano’s friends and family came to the ring to embrace Gargano in what looked like a final appearance for the grand slam champion in NXT. At the time of writing, it is still unclear what is next in wrestling for Johnny Gargano.
H/t to Inside The Ropes for the use of transcription.
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