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Johnny Gargano admits going to another company ‘crossed his mind’

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Johnny Gargano was believed to be AEW bound when he left WWE last year. It was only after the recent regime change that people started accepting the possibility of a potential return. Gargano himself admits that he thought about the possibility of going to the other side but ultimately decided to make a WWE comeback.

Gargano was asked this question during his recent After The Bell (H/t Fightful) appearance. He explained that he was just trying to enjoy himself during his time off:

“Obviously, it crossed my mind, but I was at the point to where I wasn’t ready to come back yet. I was enjoying myself. I have people that work around me that go out and talk to other places, and I have a great team around me that have those discussions so I don’t have to.”

Johnny Gargano admitted that the thought of joining AEW crossed his mind. Speaking of his return, Gargano explained that he always dreamed of becoming the WWE Champion:

“It always just came back down to, and I said this in my return promo, when I was a kid, I dreamed of being Intercontinental Champion. I dreamed of being WWE Champion and wrestling at WrestleMania. Those things hold so much weight to me. I don’t know if 20-30 years down the line, if I could forgive myself for not trying.”

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