Johnny Gargano was announced for the WWE NXT War Games PPV on December 5th 2021 even though his contract was reported to expire on December 3rd. According to Fightful.com, Gargano agreed to a one week extension on his contract in order to appear at the PPV and his deal will now expire on December 10th.
Gargano commented on being announced for his first War Games match…
“There’s 1 match that’s avoided me in my entire NXT career but this year.. it’s finally time.
WAR GAMES! (-_•)”
There's 1 match that's avoided me in my entire NXT career but this year.. it's finally time.
WAR GAMES! (-_•)
— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) November 24, 2021