As previously noted, both Johnny Gargano and Kyle O’Reilly reportedly have their WWE NXT contracts expiring before the end of the year.
John Pollock of PostWrestling.com noted the following…
“Per sources – Johnny Gargano and Kyle O’Reilly are scheduled for a dark match tonight in Evansville at the Smackdown tapings.”
WWE went through a similar process with other NXT stars earlier this year including Austin Theory, Hit Row, Karrion Kross, Scarlett Bordeaux, Bronson Reed, Shotzi Blackheart, Xia Li, Aliyah, Dakota Kai, and Tegan Nox. Most were called up to the main roster following their dark matches with a few exceptions.
Gargano is currently in a feud with NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes while O’Reilly has been teaming up with Von Wagner. WWE also teased Gargano getting involved with NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa again.