Various: Johnny Gargano on Future of His Wrestling Career, Marq Quen AEW Update, Indies

Johnny Gargano Comments on Future of His Wrestling Career

Johnny Gargano held a recent stream session on Twitch featuring a variety of topics. One of the topics discussed included Gargano’s thoughts on his current break from wrestling and the future of his wrestling career.

“A lot of people don’t realize, obviously the baby is due in February. Candice (LeRae) and I are really just trying to enjoy the next couple of months we have together. You don’t think about this stuff, but this is really going to be the last time it’s going to be me and Candice, and Pawdme. I really want to enjoy as much time as I have with Candice and Pawdme before the little rascal arrives and it becomes a whole new world for me. I’ve been very lucky in my career, I’ve been doing this for 15 or 16 years, I’ve been very lucky injury-wise. I’ve had a bad lower back and hip problems, but other than that, I haven’t had any surgeries or major injuries. I’m beat up, obviously, but that’s from doing this since I was eight. My run in NXT was six years and I never missed any time. I was on television straight from the (WWE) Network, USA Network, six years and I never missed time. You look at guys who get injured, they are gone for a year, they are back and they are fresh. Part of me feels like people just need a break from me. That might be weird to say now, but people have seen me non-stop for six years and I want to give people a rest from Johnny Gargano for a little bit. That could be me being weirdly self-conscious about myself.”

Gargano also gave his thoughts on fans chanting “Johnny Wrestling” and how it can be a sign of where he might end up appearing in the future.

“The ‘Johnny Wrestling’ chants, they mean the world to me. If you chant Johnny Wrestling’ somewhere, loud enough, you never know what could happen. I could show up anywhere at this point, I’m free to do whatever I want. If someone wants to see me bad enough, those Johnny Wrestling chants come in, I’ll hear them. I watch everything. It’s just like Candyman. If you chant Johnny Wrestling 100 times, I will show up.”

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Marq Quen AEW Status Update

Private Party’s Marq Quen has been absent from AEW television since the October 12th episode of AEW Dark Elevation.

Fightful Select reported that their sources within AEW stated that Quen is currently out of action for the company due to him recently suffering an undisclosed injury. It was reported that details of Quen’s injury nor a potential timetable for his return is currently not known.

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Game Changer Wrestling announced that Jonathan Gresham will be making an appearance for the company at their Say You Will event on January 15, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois.

GCW also announced that they have recently pulled Bandido and Negro Casas from the card of their upcoming Blood on the Hills event this Friday in Los Angeles, California due to both injury and circumstances beyond their control related reasons. LuchaBlog reported that the reason likely is due to Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre not wanting any of their talent to work on shows that also have Bandido or other Lucha Libre AAA talent booked.

House of Glory recently announced that the Lucha Brothers will be making an appearance for the company at their Repentance event on February 12, 2022 in Jamaica, New York.

As noted before, Beyond Wrestling will be ending their current season of Uncharted Territory at the end of this month and will be launching a new promotion series in early January 2022. During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Beyond Wrestling owner Drew Cordeiro stated that this new series will be called “Wrestling Open.” Cordeiro also stated that the company’s current goal is to be able to lower the ticket prices for these shows in order to help attract more fans to attend their events.

Pro Wrestling Guerilla recently announced that Bandido is the next official competitor for their upcoming Battle of Los Angeles 2022 tournament, which takes place on January 29-30, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

Pro Wrestling Tees announced that AEW’s Hook had the highest selling t-shirt for the past week on their online store and as a result managed to dethrone CM Punk as the top seller for the first time since August 20th.