Johnny Gargano contributed a lot to the success of NXT. In addition to having entered the hearts of fans thanks to his charisma, the 34-year-old from Cleveland has given birth to memorable feuds with Tommaso Ciampa, Finn Balor and Adam Cole.
In single, he has held the NXT Championship once and the NXT North American Championship three times. By winning the NXT Championship in 2019, Johnny became the first Triple Crown winner in the history of the 'Black and Gold' brand.
After last year's 'WarGames', Gargano announced his intention to leave WWE. During his last segment, he was brutally attacked by Grayson Waller. Since then, the wrestling world has been wondering about his future in this business.
In the latest edition of 'Good Karma Wrestling', the former NXT champion returned to his decision to leave the company.
What's next for Johnny Gargano?
“There was no problem with the WWE management, in fact, I had the opportunity to make a lot of money.
There was a different problem: with the baby on the way, I didn't want anyone to monitor and manage my time. These are things that happen once in a lifetime and you have to fully enjoy them” - explained Johnny Gargano.
“Candice and I are planning to have only one child, so I really wanted to be there. I will do anything for him ”- continued Johnny. The return to the ring may not be that far off: “In recent years, I have had to manage a tough schedule, to say the least.
In the next few months, I will only make sporadic appearances. I want to spend more time at home with my family, without having to give up that interaction with fans that I miss. When I am ready to return to the ring, you will be the first to know”.
Gargano wanted to thank Triple H and Shawn Michaels: “HHH has an incredible work ethic. He and HBK are great at taking care of the small details, without ever losing sight of the big picture. When you have the chance to work with two geniuses like them, the result is guaranteed.
I owe a lot to both of us”. Gargano made his first wrestling-related appearance in December at the 2022 WrestleCon in Dallas, Texas during WrestleMania week, where he spoke with WhatCulture about a variety of subjects.
When asked about a potential return to WWE to have a run on the main roster, Gargano didn't rule it out: "WWE, at the end of the day, was always the company I watched growing up," Johnny Gargano said. "It was my dream to be there. It was my dream to wrestle for that company and I had a hell of a run there."