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Johnny Gargano is reportedly dealing with a knee injury

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The highlight of any big four pay-per-view weekend, NXT TakeOvers have become a staple for ardent wrestling fans who want their fix of compelling storylines and quality in-ring entertainment.

Some eyebrows were raised when the location of the next event on June 1 was announced as Bridgeport, Connecticut, hardly a strong, big-name market for a TakeOver event.

Compared to a New York, Los Angeles or a Chicago it's not the location you'd expect, but location doesn't really matter when the NXT stars put on an absolute clinic.

The main event of TakeOver: XXV will see Johnny Gargano defend his newly-won NXT Championship against Adam Cole.

The two went one-on-one at TakeOver: New York during WrestleMania 35 weekend after Tommaso Ciampa had to drop 'Goldie' to undergo crucial neck surgery.

What made matters more confusing is that whilst Ciampa and Gargano were in the middle of a huge storyline in NXT against each other, the pair were called up to the main roster in February as a babyface tandem.

Vince McMahon seemingly ignored the storyline that was currently playing out on Wednesday nights and had them teaming up against Sheamus and Cesaro, which was strange.

Not long after Ciampa had to go under the knife though, it seems though Gargano has suffered an injury recently too.

Johnny Gargano captured the NXT Championship at TakeOver: New York but he suffered an injury around the same time

The last match Gargano wrestled was a tag team match during the most recent set of NXT tapings, which were around a month ago.

He hasn't worked any live events since and instead has been learning the trades of being a backstage producer in that time.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, per WrestlingInc, have stated that 'Johnny Wrestling' has been dealing with a knee injury, but it's not thought to be bad enough to put his main event match with Cole next Saturday in jeopardy.

That is positive news indeed, however it's unclear as to what will occur following TakeOver: XXV in regards to his current physical state, or his time on the NXT roster.

There's every chance he could be permanently called-up to the main roster after his tester run in February, but considering Gargano is 'Mr. NXT', he may stay on Wednesday nights a while longer.

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