Not so fast? Earlier this year, four names from NXT appeared on the main roster seemingly out of nowhere and made quite the impact. Aleister Black, Ricochet, Johnny Gargano and the injured Tommaso Ciampa all debuted and took the show by storm with Black and Ricochet already having had a title match on pay per view. However, for another one for another one of them, plans seem to have changed.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Gargano may be staying down in NXT instead of moving up to the main roster full time due to Ciampa’s injury. The two were brought up as a tag team but with Ciampa on the shelf for several months, Gargano may be heading back down to developmental. With the NXT Title now vacant, Gargano may be taking the title to carry the brand.

What could be again. Check out Gargano returning as Johnny Wrestling:

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Opinion: I can’t say I’m surprised and I also can’t say I’m not disappointed. Gargano is more than ready for the main roster and it’s a shame that he might be stuck down in NXT even longer. That being said, the NXT fan in me is thrilled with possibly seeing Gargano finally winning the NXT Title, which he has been chasing for well over a year now. He’ll get up there permanently one day, but it doesn’t seem to be ready just yet.

Do you think Gargano will stay in NXT? Who is the next name to be called up? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2000 Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Part 1.

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