Johnny Gargano Shocking WWE Raw Comeback: Behind-the-Scenes Scoop

A playful jest adds mystery to Gargano's hiatus.

by Atia Mukhtar
Johnny Gargano Shocking WWE Raw Comeback: Behind-the-Scenes Scoop
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In a stunning move that took fans and followers of the WWE universe by surprise, Johnny Gargano made a thrilling return to "WWE Raw" this Monday. The dramatic reunion with Tommaso Ciampa unfolded after Ciampa faced an imminent threat from Imperium's duo, Giovanni Vinci and Ludwig Kaiser.

This altercation took place following Ciampa's bout with GUNTHER for the coveted Intercontinental Championship title. As sources from PWInsider reveal, the decision for Gargano's comeback was a last-minute brainstorm by the WWE creative team.

Their report indicates that plans for Gargano’s reappearance were only "sealed" during the past weekend. The wrestler arrived at San Jose for the show early on the day, with extra measures taken to keep his presence under wraps.

This return comes after a significant hiatus, during which Gargano had been absent from television broadcasts. However, he hadn't been entirely out of action. He had been actively participating in matches, including one against Omos at house events in recent weeks, as noted by PWI.

Fans last saw Gargano on the May 15 "Raw" episode, during which he competed in a battle royal, aiming for the position of the top contender for the Intercontinental Championship.

DIY's 'Missing' Gag

Supporting the narrative of his absence, Gargano's DIY tag team associate had humorously been sharing "Missing" posters of him across various social platforms.

This playful gesture underlined his prolonged absence from the limelight. It's worth noting that Gargano had been on the sidelines earlier due to a shoulder injury. Reports from July highlighted his recovery and assured fans of his good health.

Following an extended break which he took in 2021 to cherish the birth of his first child, Gargano marked his return to the wrestling world in the summer of 2022. He wasn't alone; joining him were other renowned WWE stars such as Karrion Kross and Dexter Lumis.

As this recent development unfolds, fans are eager to see what's next in store for Johnny Gargano in the WWE realm. With such unexpected twists, WWE continues to grip its audience with unyielding intrigue.

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