Report: Johnny Gargano Not Expected To Join AEW Anytime Soon

The former NXT star had been expected to show up sooner rather than later

Earlier this week, Johnny Gargano announced that he was taking bookings for appearances, leading to speculation that the former NXT Champion could soon resurface in AEW. 

According to a new report from Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, this is not likely to be the case (at least not for a while). 

Meltzer noted that Gargano is unlikely to show up soon, as AEW have several major debuts pending. 

"Yeah, so don't expect him… apparently, don't expect him in AEW in the next month or so. I know people were expecting it any week now. Jeff Hardy should be in relatively soon. Shane Strickland should be in soon. I don't know of anybody else off the top of my head coming in just yet. I think that there will be more. That's pretty much what's going on there".

Gargano left WWE in mid-December of last year when his contract expired, even though WWE attempted to sign him to a new deal. 

He then took time away from the business in order to be with his wife, Candice LeRae, before the birth of their first child. The couple's son, Quill, was born on February 17. 

Several of Gargano's ex-NXT colleagues, such as Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, Bobby Fish and Keith Lee, have made their way to AEW in recent months.

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