As previously reported, Johnny Gargano declined several contract offers from WWE in favor of becoming a free agent.
Gargano gave his goodbye speech on this past Tuesday’s episode of NXT 2.0 and was laid out by Grayson Waller as a way for him to be written off television. Because his deal expired, he doesn’t have a non-compete clause so Gargano is able to appear for any wrestling company immediately.
Gargano announced on Twitter that he has launched a store on Pro Wrestling Tees. He wrote in the caption, “I can't thank you all enough for the love and support you have shown me these past few days. I hope you continue to follow me on this next part of my journey!”
Gargano also included the quote from his speech on NXT, "You will never fail if you bet on yourself.” There are two pages worth of t-shirt designs that fans can purchase.
All Elite Wrestling is an option for him and a perfect date for his debut would be on January 27th as Dynamite takes place in his hometown of Cleveland on this date.