It’s been reported that current NXT Champion, Johnny Gargano, has been dealing with a knee injury.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, this is why Gargano has seen minimal in-ring action in recent weeks.
Further details are unknown at this time, but it is speculated that the injury could have been sustained back in March.
Although he has appeared for NXT TV tapings, Gargano was used sparingly, minimizing the amount of time actively grappling.
These precautionary measures have been taken to allow Gargano an opportunity to rest and heal. He is scheduled for a matchup with Adam Cole. The two will clash for the NXT Championship at NXT’s upcoming TakeOver XXV event.
In recent weeks, Johnny Gargano has been working as a producer at NXT, learning a different side of the product.
In a recent tweet, he highlighted the importance of not becoming complacent. He called it “The #1 killer of success” before signing off with the hashtag “JohnnyProducing.”
“The #1 killer of success is complacency. Especially when it comes to this job.. there’s just so many different sides and intricacies to it, you can always get better and learn something new. I get the chance to wear a different hat this weekend! @WWENXT #JohnnyProducing?”
The #1 killer of success is complacency.
Especially when it comes to this job.. there’s just so many different sides and intricacies to it, you can always get better and learn something new.
— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) May 10, 2019
NXT TakeOver XXV takes place on June 1st from the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut.