Dave Meltzer reported on the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that reigning NXT Champion Johnny Gargano is dealing with an injury as of late. Meltzer states that the injury is to one of Gargano’s knees and that he’s been recovering from it currently.
This explains why Gargano hasn’t been wrestling on NXT house shows as of late. A few weeks back, Gargano revealed on Twitter that he’d been working as a producer on some of the house shows that he wasn’t wrestling on.
In conclusion, Meltzer also said that Gargano’s injury is fine now, which could indicate that it shouldn’t be a problem for him in his upcoming match against Adam Cole at NXT TakeOver: XXV.