WWE published footage of what appears to be Johnny Gargano’s “farewell” from NXT after his recent loss in a “Loser Leaves NXT” match.
— WWE (@WWE) March 3, 2018
In the footage, Gargano mentioned that he doesn’t know exactly what’s next for him and he thanked the fans in attendance.
What’s next for Johnny Gargano, I’ve been getting that question a lot and to be perfectly honest with you guys, I don’t know what’s next. Whenever anyone asks me that question, I reply with one thing. I tell them that I’m from Cleveland, Ohio and in Cleveland, Ohio no matter what happens to us, we work hard and we’re earned what we are given. No matter where I go, I’ll always be a kid from Cleveland, Ohio living his dream. [Thank you Johnny chants break out] No, seriously guys from me, from everyone in that locker room, thank you! No matter what happens, Johnny Gargano will always be NXT. Candice LaRae will always be NXT. You will always be NXT. WE ARE NXT.
Dave Meltzer reported on a recent installment of Wrestling Observer Radio that Gargano isn’t expected to be brought up to the main roster until after he has his match against Tommaso Ciampa, presumably at NXT Takeover in New Orleans.