In an interview with WWE Digital following his surprise return on WWE RAW, former WWE NXT Champion Johnny Gargano discussed his return and what’s next for him.
“I’m still at a loss for words, I don’t know. When you are away for so long, I was away for nine months like I said and I was just kind of changing diapers and watching Bluey and doing the Dad thing for a long time, it’s just one of those things where you just don’t know if people are going to remember who you are.
Yeah, I was here for a long time in NXT and I did a lot of cool things, but there’s still that big part of me who was just a nervous wreck all day because I was like, hopefully at least one person remembers who I am. To stand there and watch my name come up on the tron and see people go nuts, I’m like man, it’s really a relief, I feel like a huge weight is lifted off my shoulders now, because people remember who I am and now, it’s time to get to work.
I said that I came back for a lot of different reasons, but first of all, I wanted to be Intercontinental Champion, United States Champion, WWE Champion. I want to wrestle at WrestleMania and there’s only one place you can do that, and that’s here in the WWE. That’s why I came back, that’s why I am beyond proud to be here, I’m just such a ball of energy, because I just went out there for the first time in 9 months, literally I’ve been sitting at home doing nothing, just diapers, and you know diapers, there’s no good diapers, but yeah, I’m so over the moon, I’m so excited, I’m really excited honestly now to go back home and see my baby.
I think he was watching, he might be sleeping and he got a chant tonight, there was a Baby Wrestling chant in a WWE ring, so yeah, score one for him. He’s going to appreciate it when he gets older and I’m going to be like, hey watch this tape, let’s go, let’s go.”
The full interview is available at this link.