It’s now been announced that WWE NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano is out of action.
Austin Theory took to Twitter last night and revealed that Gargano won’t be facing Kushida at Sunday’s NXT “Takeover: Vengeance Day” event. He then challenged Kushida to a match on tonight’s NXT go-home show.
WWE has just confirmed Theory vs. Kushida for tonight’s show. They also noted that Gargano is out of action, but did not provide any further details.
They wrote, “With Gargano out of action, what will this mean for NXT Takeover and the future of the North American Championship?”
There’s no word yet on if a new match will be announced for Takeover. Below is the updated listing for tonight’s show:
- Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart to take on Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell in Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic
- Austin Theory to battle Kushida tonight after announcing Gargano injury
- Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher set to clash with Grizzled Young Veterans in Dusty Cup Semifinals
- MSK to face Legado del Fantasma in Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semifinals
- Cameron Grimes to return this week on NXT