Johnny Gargano has been called Johnny TakeOver and other nicknames thanks to his incredible run in NXT. Gargano has produced classic matches with the likes of Tommaso Ciampa and Adam Cole. It seems it might be a while before fans get to see Johnny Gargano wrestle again.

Ahead of NXT WarGames, Tommaso Ciampa strongly hinted that it will be Gargano’s final match on NXT. During the WarGames match, Team Ciampa worked very hard and tried to come up with the win. They lost the match and Gargano even addressed the crowd.

During this week’s episode of NXT 2.0, Gargano made it clear that his status in NXT is up in the air. However, many fans realized that it was truly the end of the line for Johnny Gargano. That turned out to be true as he is now officially a free agent.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it was reported that Johnny Gargano is likely going to wait until his wife Candice LeRae gives birth to their first child next year, before he makes any decision regarding his pro wrestling future.


“Both were given offers for new deals by WWE and neither signed the deal, although Gargano’s deal, which expired two days before the show, signed a one-week extension. Gargano will be a free agent on December 11 and then legally able to listen to and accept offers. From a legal standpoint, he could start work anywhere right after, although the indication is that he’s likely going to wait for his wife, Candice LeRae, to give birth, with the expected date being in February, before he returns to the ring.”

Johnny Gargano and Kyle O’Reilly also had emotional moments after the conclusion of NXT 2.0 this week. We will have to wait and see what is next in store for Johnny Gargano as his time in WWE is seemingly done.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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