No more Johnny Gargano on WWE, maybe AEW?

We initially saw reports a few months ago that Johnny Gargano’s contract with WWE was ending on Dec. 3, 2021.

No more Johnny Gargano on WWE, maybe AEW?

A couple weeks ago, new reports indicated that Gargano signed a one week extension with WWE so he could work the NXT WarGames 2021 main event match.

No more Johnny Gargano on WWE, maybe AEW?

That extra week has now lapsed. Earlier this evening, a new report from Fightful said that Gargano has decided to become a free agent, with his contract extension set to expire at midnight.

No more Johnny Gargano on WWE, maybe AEW?

It is now midnight, so that means Gargano is no longer under contract with WWE.

No more Johnny Gargano on WWE, maybe AEW?

He is a free agent and can appear on television for any other wrestling company as soon as possible.

No more Johnny Gargano on WWE, maybe AEW?

The report mentions that WWE offered Gargano a much better deal than the one passed on in October 2019. Nonetheless, he elected to become a free agent.

No more Johnny Gargano on WWE, maybe AEW?

The relationship between both sides remains “incredibly amicable” and it’s still possible that he will sign a new deal with the promotion.

No more Johnny Gargano on WWE, maybe AEW?

Are you surprised that WWE and Gargano could not reach an agreement on a new deal, Cagesiders? What do you think his next move will be?