More than eight months after his final NXT appearance, Johnny Gargano is back in WWE.
Gargano made his surprise return to WWE on last night's episode of Raw in Toronto. He cut a promo addressing his return before then being interrupted by Theory.
Gargano mentioned that his goals when he was younger were becoming Intercontinental Champion, United States Champion, WWE Champion, and wrestling at WrestleMania. Gargano wants to show his newborn son that, if you work hard enough, you can accomplish anything you want in this life.
Calling back to his last night in NXT, Gargano said you'll never fail if you bet on yourself. Gargano said he's betting on himself by returning, then declared that Johnny Wrestling is back in WWE.
Theory, who was a member of The Way with Gargano in NXT, then interrupted. Theory brought up that he's already accomplished the things Gargano dreamed of. Theory said it's like he's the veteran now and Gargano is the rookie. Theory wanted Gargano to stand behind him so he could teach Gargano the way.
Theory extended his hand so they could do The Way high-five, but Gargano instead dropped him with a superkick.
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WWE Raw video highlights --
Riddle and Seth Rollins brawl to start the show
Bayley, Dakota Kai & IYO SKY attempt to intimidate Trish Stratus
Women's Tag Team title tournament match: Asuka & Alexa Bliss vs. Dakota Kai & IYO SKY
Finn Balor says Dolph Ziggler makes him sick
Dolph Ziggler vs. Finn Balor
Aliyah steps up to Bayley
Kevin Owens vs. Chad Gable
Aliyah vs. Bayley
Bobby Lashley & AJ Styles vs. The Miz & Ciampa
Johnny Gargano returns, gets interrupted by Theory
Edge vs. Damian Priest
Beth Phoenix defends Edge against The Judgment Day
Raw fallout: Johnny Gargano was a nervous wreck before his return
Raw fallout: It's always nice for Trish Stratus to be back in WWE
Raw fallout: Aliyah gets emotional after wrestling in her hometown
Raw Talk: Kevin Owens, Bianca Belair, Bayley, Dakota Kai & IYO SKY appear