Not so fast? Wrestlers and characters come and go in wrestling almost every week. You never know when you are going to see someone go away for the last time and not see them again, which can make for some interesting final moments. That seemed to be the case last week but things have changed in the last week, as the character not only returned, but made another step forward.

Last week on NXT, Joe Gacy debuted a new character based on “woke” culture. Following the appearance, Gacy erased all mention of the character from his social media, with WWE doing exactly the same. However, Gacy was back during this week’s edition of NXT, saying that he has not been canceled and that he was trying to make NXT a better place. Gacy did not wrestle on the show.

Gacy is an interesting character. Check out what he has done in WWE and NXT:

Joe Gacy speaks the language of a generation: WWE NXT 2.0, Sept. 28, 2021

Desmond Troy vs. Joe Gacy – NXT Breakout Tournament Qualifying Match: WWE 205 Live, July 2, 2021

Joe Gacy vs. Grayson Waller: WWE 205 Live, Aug. 20, 2021

Opinion: This is one of those things where it seems like WWE had some kind of an idea that was planned to begins with and then we actually saw it. I’m not sure if everyone got the idea that Gacy was canceled, but coming back the next week was a nice surprise. I have no idea where the character is going, but at least he is getting a chance to do something, which is the point of NXT these days.

What do you think of the character? Where do you see it going? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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