Johnny Gargano Says WWE NXT Is The Main Roster, Call Up Phrase Is Dead

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Johnny Gargano is staying in NXT

Former WWE NXT Champion Johnny Gargano isn’t going anywhere as he’ll stay in WWE NXT

WWE aired a segment on Wednesday’s episode of NXT TV on the WWE Network where he stated that he plans to stay with the brand instead of being moved to RAW or SmackDown Live. 

The segment also featured Shane Thorne interrupting Gargano, which led to a brawl. It appears that is the next program for Gargano. 

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Gargano released a statement on Twitter explaining his decision to remain with WWE NXT after this announcement. He wrote the following: 

“I made my choice. I poured my heart and soul into this brand for YEARS. You think I’m gonna leave now that everything I helped work towards is finally happening? Not a chance! The phrase going “up” is dead. We’re THE Main Roster now. #WeAreNXT and when you’re NXT.. you’re NXT.”

Gargano was last seen in action when he lost to NXT Champion Adam Cole at the WWE NXT TakeOver: Toronto II event in Toronto, Ontario at the Scotiabank Arena ina 2 of 3 Falls Rubber Match. 

WWE has yet to announce what Gargano will do on the first episode of NXT on the USA Network. 

This show, as well as the episode following this week, will be live from 8 PM – 9 PM Eastern on the USA Network while the second hour of those episodes will air live on the WWE Network.