Johnny Gargano has responded to a fan who claimed that the former NXT Champion was 'scared' to go to the main WWE roster.
Tweeting the fan, Gargano stated:
Let's talk about this "scared" narrative. I get to work side by side with my Wife and guys I've traveled the world with for years. I have a great relationship with everyone in the office, get to WRESTLE and help a product I truly believe in. That's my definition of "success".
Gargano has been one of the top stars in NXT for the past several years.
He has lately been teaming with his wife and fellow NXT star, Candice LeRae.
His work, particularly his team and feud with Tomasso Ciampa, has earned him many plaudits but he has not yet been called up to the main roster.
On September 12, 2019 Gargano tweeted the following about potentially leaving NXT:
I made my choice. I poured my heart and soul into this brand for YEARS. You think I'm gonna leave now that everything I helped work towards is finally happening? Not a chance! The phrase going "up" is dead. We're THE Main Roster now. #WeAreNXT and when you're NXT.. you're NXT
The notion that Gargano may be 'scared' about moving is perhaps linked to a report that NXT performers have been worried about moving to the main roster for some time.