NXT is in the midst of telling a story that Johnny Gargano is forced to leave the promotion after trying and failing to win the NXT championship from Andrade Almas. He signed a termination agreement and everything!
Of course, he has some dates to finish out, like heading back home to Cleveland for a house show. They blew the roof off for him:
He is home... And this is the definition of #NXTLoud! @JohnnyGargano @CandiceLeRae #NXTCleveland pic.twitter.com/jFEjhvbtEx— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) March 3, 2018
He was grateful:
No matter where I go.. I will always just be a kid from Cleveland, Ohio living his dream.— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) March 3, 2018
From the bottom of my heart.. Thank you for tonight, #NXTCleveland. https://t.co/w4RLsMvwlZ
Naturally, a goodbye:
What's next for @JohnnyGargano? The hometown hero had one, final goodbye for #NXTCleveland. #ThankYouJohnny @CandiceLeRae pic.twitter.com/tpPSE67RK1— WWE (@WWE) March 3, 2018
What a guy. What a run.
I wonder if it’s really over...?