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Johnny Gargano may not be leaving WWE

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Johnny Gargano's exit from WWE is not a lock like some others who have opted to leave the company this year. Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that Gargano is strongly considering his options.

Meltzer said, "Gargano, his contract is up December 3rd. He signed a one week extension to December 10th so he could do the WarGames show and finish up the storyline. It is not 100 percent [that] he is leaving by any means. He is considering his options but obviously, he has not signed a contract. They did not offer him a 7-day contract. They want him to sign a multi-year contract and he has not done that and the fact that he has not tells you that he is certainly exploring all options. There's a lot to think about from his perspective. It's not as open and shut as some people because to me Adam Cole was open and shut. There was only one decision for Adam Cole to make...Gargano, there's probably two decisions and I don't know which way he's going. If he was leaning strongly towards staying, they probably would have talked him into singing and that has not happened. It's up in the air."

The other big name from NXT that has his deal coming up soon is Kyle O'Reilly. There's no word on what he plans on doing but if he signs with AEW then there's a storyline waiting for him to reunite with Bobby Fish and Adam Cole.

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Both Gargano and O'Reilly would be free to sign with any other wrestling company as soon as their WWE contracts expire.

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