Announced on last night's WWE Backstage, Johnny Gargano will be out of Survivor Series weekend, due to a neck injury sustained at the hands of Finn Balor a couple weeks ago. Balor turned heel when he viciously attacked Gargano, who had to be put on a stretcher and taken away in an ambulance.
Since the news broke, Gargano commented that he was "heartbroken" to miss the upcoming TakeOver.
"Full honesty...I'm really proud of our team, but sitting back and watching the NXT crew represent on RAW and SmackDown from the sidelines has been hard," Gargano said. "My silver lining was the hope I had that I'd be able to make it back for TakeOver...but that's not the case. I'm heartbroken."
Below is the current TakeOver lineup:
Full honesty.. I'm really proud of our team but sitting back and watching the NXT crew represent on RAW and Smackdown from the sidelines has been hard.— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) November 13, 2019
My silver lining was the hope I had that I'd be able to make it back for TakeOver.. but that's not the case.
I'm heartbroken. https://t.co/CF7hgv3xw1
BREAKING:— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) November 13, 2019
As reported by @ryansatin on #WWEBackstage:
- @JohnnyGargano ruled out of #SurvivorSeries weekend
- @mikethemiz agrees to multi-year deal with @WWE
- @RealPaigeWWE agrees to new multi-year with @WWE pic.twitter.com/Mxxja2xJPJ