Johnny Gargano is a free agent. Everybody says so. The weeklong extension he signed with WWE after his contract expired on Dec. 3 was up at midnight, so Johnny Wrestling does not currently work for Vincent Kennedy McMahon.
Now, we’re all waiting to see what he does next — and especially if he follows in Jon Moxley’s footsteps of getting a big farewell from The ‘E before showing up in AEW.
In the meantime, we now know one thing Gargano is doing with his newfound freedom. Like any member of the Wrestling family in good standing, Johnny is selling merch!
"You will never fail if you bet on yourself"— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) December 10, 2021
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! ❤️https://t.co/MAqsnbRVc1 pic.twitter.com/xZek8HKymc
As the above tweet indicates, he’s making liberal use of a line from his NXT farewell(?) promo last Tuesday: “You will never fail if you bet on yourself.” Several of the new designs* in Gargano’s Pro Wrestling Tees store use part of that quote.
That’s not the only way he’s betting on himself, either. He’s also doing a little something WWE frowns upon...
But wait.. there's more! Change is scary (especially with a baby on the way) but I'm excited to be able to take this time to dip my toes in some new ventures as well..— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) December 10, 2021
I've been promising new content for a while! @Twitch @YouTubehttps://t.co/DbL6plptWfhttps://t.co/muwNuRUWjE
We’ll let you know where Gargano places that bet as soon as we know.
* There’s a boatload of old ones, too.