WWE NXT superstar Austin Theory released the following video, claiming that NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano will not be part of this Sunday’s WWE NXT Takeover: Vengeance Day event, which WWE have yet to confirm as Gargano is still listed to defend his title against KUSHIDA in their preview.

In the video released late last night, Theory stated, “I just left Johnny’s house, and I can’t hold this in anymore. Johnny’s out of Takeover. Johnny will not be there, and it’s all because of you, Kushida. I always have a smile on my face, but it’s time to be serious. I’m not playing around. Tomorrow night on NXT, Kushida, you will pay.”