Gargano quit WWE after his contract ran out in December. It was believed that he would be a free agent until the couple, Gargano and WWE NXT Superstar Candice LeRae welcomed their baby boy in February.
I wanted to be a free agent at this time for a few reasons:
1) Candice & Quill
2) The freedom to selectively pick and choose the things I want to do for a bit.
“That said.. here’s my contact for potential appearances, business inquiries, etc. JohnnyGarganoBookings@hotmail.com,”
However, in an update, Johhny Gargano clarified his announcement was targeted towards autograph signings and meet and greets. He is doing this because he is looking forward to being with his son. He added that we’d know when he will be back.
The response to me posting my booking email has been wild! For the next few months, I’m only doing select signings as it allows me to be home as often as possible & still get that fan interaction that I’ve been missing.
When I’m ready to return to the ring… I promise you’ll know!
Furthermore, he added:
However, for the moment, I’d love to meet some of you at these exciting events I’ll be appearing at. When I’m used to sleeping in sporadic intervals of 2 hours per night.. I’ll return 100%. And we’ll be tearing it up! Trust me.
He also posted a photo of his son’s newborn along with his tweets.
He captioned this photo: “Here’s a picture of Quill to make this 2nd Tweet worth it”
Anyhow through all the speculations, Johnny isn’t expected to be in AEW until the end of his March debut if he does.