Following an intense victory over Grayson Waller during the NXT Stand & Deliver event, Johnny Gargano, a celebrated figure in the WWE fraternity, suffered a significant shoulder injury. This setback resulted in his temporary retreat from the wrestling scene since the close of 2021.
The unsanctioned match not only allowed Gargano a taste of retribution for the assault that had initially forced him to step away from WWE but also left him nursing physical injuries. However, recent developments suggest that Gargano, the former NXT Champion, is again fit for action.
His presence was noted in a few live wrestling events where he clashed with the Intercontinental Champion, Gunther. Although Gargano lost to Gunther on consecutive nights, these matches marked his official return to the ring.
The timing of his return might prove crucial, given the upcoming number one contender's battle royal for the Intercontinental Title set for Raw. This could reignite his rivalry with Gunther. Adding to the momentum of his comeback, Gargano's renowned NXT group, The Way, has also reassembled on Raw due to the WWE Draft.
However, the group's reunion has its challenges. The absence of Austin Theory is noticeable, yet the group's popularity remains unabated. Notably, Gargano's wife, Candice LeRae, seemed less than enthusiastic about Gargano's claims that a certain "he" was on the verge of returning after an injury.
The identity of this individual remains a topic of speculation and intrigue amongst the WWE community.
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In other forthcoming Raw events in Greensboro, audiences can anticipate high-voltage action.
The WWE Women's Tag Team Champions, Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez will defend their title against formidable opponents Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville. Additionally, fans can look forward to an exhilarating face-off between The Miz and Shinsuke Nakamura.
In conclusion, Gargano's clearance to return to the ring marks an exciting phase for him and signifies an exciting period for WWE Raw and its fans. With various engaging matches, WWE Raw upholds its promise of delivering thrilling wrestling spectacles.