That might be it. NXT is one of the most unique wrestling promotions in the world, if you can even call it a promotion. Rather than standing on its own, it serves as the official training program for WWE. That makes it a good bit more complicated, as the purpose of the place is to move the wrestlers up to the next level. While that might not be the case at the moment, some of them did seem to be saying goodbye.

The NXT contracts of both Johnny Gargano and Kyle O’Reilly are both expiring before the end of the year. This week’s NXT featured O’Reilly being laid out by Von Wagner and Gargano being attacked after talking about how his future was unclear. A video and several photos have been released online, showing Gargano, O’Reilly and NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa in the ring and around the arena after the show. The captions on the tweets of the photos suggest that this was a sendoff for O’Reilly and Gargano, though it is not clear if it officially was one for either or both.

This was pretty emotional. Check out what happened after the show, plus the two in NXT action:

Opinion: Like the captions say, this doesn’t look like a moment of someone who is going to be sticking around at the moment. That is a hard situation to accept, but can you blame O’Reilly and Gargano for wanting to leave if that is the case? Neither seems likely to be moving up to the main roster, so why not see what you can do elsewhere and see just how good it can get?

What did you think of the moment? What is next for Gargano and O’Reilly? 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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