In an interview with WWE’s official website, WWE NXT superstar Johnny Gargano discussed being anxious regarding his return, following an attack from his former DIY tag team partner, Tommaso Ciampa, at the WWE NXT Takeover: Chicago event back in May.

“I’ll admit, I was very anxious making my return. Nervous energy, perhaps. That’s just how I am, though. I don’t see myself as anything special. I’m just Johnny Gargano. I always have been. No matter what I’m about to do or where I am. I always question whether people are going to know who I am, and I’m always blown away by the love and reaction I receive.

Those feelings were probably amplified by a thousand considering I’d been gone for a few months… Being away from the ring was really tough. I’m used to traveling all over, going from town to town every weekend. But for the first time in probably 12 years, I was just sitting at home. It was the longest I’d ever not been in a wrestling ring since I started seriously training some 16 years ago. When my hand was raised, it just reaffirmed my beliefs that I can do this.”

The interview is available in full at this link.