Gabe Sapolsky Comments On Johnny Gargano Signing With NXT, Corey Graves Thanks Fans For Well Wishes

Gabe Sapolsky Comments On Johnny Gargano Signing With NXT

WWN Live VP of Talent Relations Gabe Sapolsky released the following statement in regards to Johnny Gargano signing with NXT in the latest WWN Alerts sent out this morning:

I knew the look in Johnny Gargano’s eyes when he returned to the locker room after his battle against Drew Galloway at EVOLVE 65 last Sunday. He realized it was time to go. We have grown to depend on Gargano over the years. He is our ace. However, EVOLVE is not meant to be a destination point in a wrestler’s career. It is meant to be a place for pro wrestling and pro wrestling to evolve. In order for that to happen, change is necessary. The last several months have seen Johnny become more prominent in NXT, gain success in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic and become engaged in an intense war in EVOLVE. It was too much and something had to give. In order for Johnny to grow in this industry, he had to leave WWN. In order for new stars to rise in EVOLVE, Johnny had to move aside from the road he paved. It all leads to what will be the most emotional weekend in EVOLVE history. We say farewell to our icon at EVOLVE 68 in Deer Park, NY on September 10th and EVOLVE 69 in Queens, NY on September 11th. Thank you, Johnny.

Related: Johnny Gargano Now A Full-Time NXT Superstar, Comments On His New Status And When His Last Independent Match Will Be

Corey Graves Thanks Fans For Well Wishes

WWE commentator Corey Graves has tweeted the following thanking fans for all of the “congrats” tweets he’s been receiving since being announced for the RAW commentary team: