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Since giving an emotional farewell to NXT in late 2021 and appearing to break with WWE

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Johnny Gargano has not been seen. The moment had come for him to consider

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what his professional wrestling career would entail as he was expecting a child.

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He streamed on Twitch in the interim and made the rare appearance to sign a few autographs.

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There have been some unfounded rumors floating around.

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Then, in the middle of this week's edition of Monday Night Raw in Toronto, Ontario, Canada,

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Gargano's music began to play in a surprise that wasn't revealed beforehand, and

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he returned to the business to a warm welcome from the fans up north.