Former NXT Champion Johnny Gargano has given high praise to former AEW World Champion Kenny Omega, proclaiming him as one of, if not the, best wrestler in the world today.
Johnny Gargano’s NXT contract expired on December 10th, making him a free agent after six year of working for the company. His final match was at WarGames, and he said an emotional farewell after that week’s edition of NXT went off the air.
In the WarGames match, Gargano reunited once more with Tomasso Ciampa as well as Pete Dunne and LA Knight, in a losing effort against Bron Breakker, Carmelo Hayes, Grayson Waller and Tony D’Angelo.
Johnny Gargano’s final on-screen appearance the following Tuesday saw him attacked by Grayson Waller, before he was joined by Kyle O’Reilly to address the crowd with both men now able to move on to pastures new if they so wish.
With Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae expecting their first child in February 2022, ‘Johnny Wrestling’ has played down talk of a return to the ring and focused on his next big adventure being fatherhood.
However, during another video for his Twitch channel, the former NXT Champion gave his opinion on Kenny Omega, claiming him to be one of the best of the world and someone he’d love to step in the ring with.
I think Kenny is one of, if not the, best wrestler in the world currently. So, I know that’s a dream match for a lot of people, me and Kenny, and it’s a dream match for me, too. So, who knows what can happen one day.
The match likely wouldn’t take any time soon, with Omega currently also on the shelf due to a build up of injuries which is set to take multiple surgeries to get him back to ring shape.
With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.