• Backstage News On Johnny Gargano Appearing On Last Night’s IMPACT Wrestling
Former NXT Champion Johnny Gargano’s contract with WWE expired in December 2021 and he didn’t sign a new one.
He left the company and is currently on a hiatus from pro-wrestling.
His wife, NXT wrestler Candice LeRae, gave birth on February 17, 2022.
On last night’s episode of IMPACT Wrestling, Gargano appeared via a pre-taped video, where he praised Alex Shelley ahead of Shelley’s IMPACT World Title match against Josh Alexander at ‘Emergence’ on August 12.
You can watch it below:
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According to Fightful Select, Gargano isn’t in talks with IMPACT and this was just a one-off appearance as a “favor by a friend”.
It looks like Gargano is going to remain on his hiatus at least till February 2023.
Below is what Gargano said about his return to wrestling on the Good Karma Wrestling podcast:
“I had this guaranteed contract with WWE I could take for a lot of money, and I could come back and I could keep doing what I’m doing.
I just knew that with the baby on the way, I didn’t want to have anyone else being in control of my time, because I’m really only getting one shot at this.
Me and Candice only plan on having one kid, so I want to be there and try to experience everything I can with Quill for his first year before I do anything else.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 29, 1996) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1996’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Sycho Sid vs. Justin Bradshaw
2. Vader vs. Marc Mero
3. Davey Boy Smith vs. Henry O. Godwinn
4. The Undertaker vs. Steve Austin