Johnny Gargano reportedly out of contract soon, heading to AEW?

Johnny Gargano

WWE NXT Superstar Johnny Gargano is reportedly close to being out of contract with the company. Fightful Select recently confirmed that the former NXT Champion may be on his way out of the promotion very shortly.

“Fightful learned that NXT Triple Crown Champion Johnny Gargano’s WWE contract is expiring December 3, 2021. WWE sources confirmed the news with Fightful Select on Monday afternoon. Thus far, WWE sources have indicated to Fightful that Johnny Gargano and WWE have not entered into negotiations to extend his contract, but that WWE “expected to” in the Fall.”

It is interesting that WWE has not as of yet actually begun discussing a new deal with Johnny Gargano, who may well decide to ply his trade elsewhere and move on to the likes of AEW, New Japan, MLW or ROH.

There’s a good chance that Gargano would head to AEW should he decide to finish out his deal with WWE. The company is continuously growing with a stacked roster of former independent talent and Johnny Wrestling would certainly fit right into the landscape and ethos of the company.

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Speaking of AEW…

Here’s the current and updated card for this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite; which will be available on TNT Network in the United States and on FITE TV in Europe and the United Kingdom.

  • Venue – Prudential Center, Newark, NJ, US
  • Adam Cole vs Frankie Kazarian – This will be the debut match in All Elite for the former NXT Champion and new Elite member, Adam Cole
  • Darby Allin w/Sting vs Shawn Spears w/Tully Blanchard – After being attacked on AEW Rampage, Allin will be looking to get his revenge on the ‘Chairman’ of The Pinnacle and Blanchard
  • Jade Cargill vs Leyla Hirsch – Cargill is looking to keep her singles winning streak going with a match against recent NWA competitor Leyla Hirsch