Johnny Gargano accomplished it all in NXT. Now he’s considering where to go following his December departure. Gargano went on maternity leave with his wife, Candice LeRae, and their new baby was born in February. Recently, Gargano was interviewed by Mike Wexler of the My Story podcast about his future in pro-wrestling.

During the interview, Gargano made it clear that he’s not sure what his next journey will be in wrestling. However, Gargano said there’s lots of options and he still has things to accomplish in the business.

“All of my options are open right now. I’m very open about that. I don’t know what I wanna do next and it’s one of those things where I’m kind of in a time period of my life where I’m figuring that out.

I’m figuring out what my goal is, and what lasting legacy I wanna leave. I do have a lot of unfulfilled things in WWE that I do want to accomplish.


Johnny also discussed his knowledge of several organizations including as NJPW and AEW, as well as his desire to wrestle elsewhere.

“There’s WWE, there’s AEW, there’s New Japan {NJPW], there’s doing a run on the indie scene, there’s a lot of things that I’m kind of debating, working on right now. I don’t know when and I don’t know where I’m going to return but I promise you when I do, you all will know.”

On the NXT brand, Johnny Gargano was a well-known character. Gargano was still extensively featured on television when NXT was changed to NXT 2.0. He’s booking meet & greets arounds the country, his first post-WWE appearance was at WrestleCon in Dallas last month.

As reported by Wrestling news outlets, Gargano isn’t expected to be in AEW for the foreseeable future. He’s eager to test the waters, but Gargano wants to make a wise choice on where to wrestle. Wherever he goes, expect him to blossom swiftly.

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