It seemed expected on the June 19th RAW, but now we have the latest on when Johnny Gargano will return to WWE television.
Gargano has been off for a little while, dealing with an injury.
And, with this past RAW happening in his backyard…the man himself (no not Becky) was implied for a return on the show.
But if you watched RAW…no Johnny.
So, let’s get into the…
Latest On When Johnny Gargano Will Return
According to mostly-accurate Twitter source BWE, in spite of the teases to the contrary, Gargano is not expected to be back on television until after the Money In The Bank PLE.
Which, if you are paying attention, is just a week and change away.
In other words…Johnny should be back soon.
It is possible that at one point Gargano was planned for RAW, but we also know that some plans got changed.
The biggest change was with regards to Seth Rollins’ open challenge. Instead of having it out with someone (could that have been a spot for Gargano?), Vince McMahon reportedly changed that to let Finn Balor escalate his feud with the world champion.
And honestly…that was likely the right call.
WWE could have easily had Gargano bump into Ciampa backstage after his return match, but opted not to.
Considering the rumors of a DIY reunion, it seems like we might have to wait a couple weeks for it to happen.
I have to chime in though…we have been hearing rumors of a reunion since basically the draft.
Like, Gargano and The Way had their reunion backstage, and Johnny stated that “he was coming back soon”. Which everyone and their neigbor took to mean Ciampa…who is now back.
If we have a DIY reunion coming…as fun as it should be and will be…maybe less on the vignettes about a Johnny return, and less otherwise ruining the surprise?
We’ve waited this long…what’s another week or two?