Former NXT star Johnny Gargano has heaped praise on AEW’s Kenny Omega, saying that he “one of, if not the, best wrestler in the world”.
Johnny Gargano’s NXT contract expired on December 10th, ending his six-years on the once black and gold brand. For his final match, he represented the old guard of NXT as part of Team Black and Gold at WarGames on December 5th.
Gargano and fellow NXT veterans Pete Dunne and Tomasso Ciampa, as well as LA Knight, were defeated by the up-comers of Team 2.0, Bron Breakker, Carmelo Hayes, Grayson Waller, and Tony D’Angelo in a WarGames match at the eponymous event.
On the next episode of NXT 2.0, the former NXT Champion gave an emotional address to fans before being assaulted by Grayson Waller, effectively writing him off of the show.
After the episode ended, Gargano was joined by Kyle O’Reilly for a curtain call with both saying their goodbyes to the NXT fans as they went off into the sunset.
Gargano has played down the prospects of returning to the ring anytime soon, claiming on a recent Twitch stream that his next adventure will be fatherhood, with he and Candice LeRae’s first child being due in February 2022.
On another video on his Twitch channel, Johnny Gargano held a q+a session with fans, with one asking for his thoughts on former AEW Champion Kenny Omega. He said that he not only sees Omega as one of the best wrestlers in the world right now, but that a bout with him would be a “dream match”.
“I think Kenny is one of, if not the, best wrestler in the world currently. So, I know that’s a dream match for a lot of people, me and Kenny, and it’s a dream match for me, too. So, who knows what can happen one day.”
Kenny Omega is currently sidelined with several injuries. He will reportedly require surgeries for these issues which will keep him away from the ring for several months.
H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the above transcription.