Candice LeRae & Baby Wrestling React To Johnny Gargano’s Raw Return

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Candice LeRae shared a heartwarming image in response to her husband Johnny Gargano’s return to Raw!

On August 22, the crowd in Toronto, ON, Canada was shocked to hear the sounds of Rebel Heart ring throughout the Scotiabank Arena, signaling the return of former NXT Champion Johnny Gargano. Gargano was last seen on WWE programming in early December, when he cut a heartfelt promo to say goodbye to the NXT 2.0 crowd before being attacked by Grayson Waller.

Johnny Wrestling told the Toronto crowd that he knew there was plenty of speculation about his future after he chose not to renew his WWE contract, and he even considered giving up wrestling altogether – until one day when he was playing with his son, who he lovingly called Baby Wrestling. As the crowd responded with a loud “Baby Wrestling” chant, Gargano continued, talking about how he always dreamed of being a champion in WWE, and that he needed to prove to his son that even the most impossible dreams can come true.

Gargano was interrupted by his former NXT ally Theory, who was his “son” during their time in The Way. Theory boasted about his accomplishments in the nine months since Gargano has been gone, and indicated that he was now the veteran and Gargano was the rookie. When he invited his former NXT dad to do their signature high five once more, Gargano instead superkicked Theory before exiting the arena.

Taking to social media, Johnny Gargano’s wife Candice LeRae reacted to her husband’s WWE return by posting a photo of Baby Wrestling himself with a huge grin on his face with the simple caption “Mood:”

Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae welcomed their son Quill Lewis Gargano back in February of this year. The name is a reference to Peter Quill, one of the central characters in the Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel comic and movie series, which also stars WWE Hall of Famer Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer.