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Johnny Gargano not cleared for NXT TakeOver: WarGames

An injury will prevent Johnny Gargano from wrestling during Survivor Series weekend.

On WWE Backstage last night, it was announced that Gargano will not be medically cleared to wrestle at NXT TakeOver: WarGames due to a neck injury. WWE is claiming that the injury happened when Finn Balor turned heel and attacked Gargano on NXT three weeks ago.

Bryan Alvarez said on today's Wrestling Observer Live that the injury to Gargano is legitimate, though he didn't know if that's when the injury happened.

Gargano vs. Balor had never been officially announced for TakeOver: WarGames.

Two WarGames matches have been confirmed for TakeOver. Team Ripley (Rhea Ripley, Tegan Nox, Candice LeRae & Mia Yim) will face Team Baszler (Shayna Baszler, Bianca Belair, Io Shirai, and a partner) in the women's match. Tommaso Ciampa, Matt Riddle, Keith Lee, and a partner vs. The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish) has been announced as the men's match.

The Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois is hosting TakeOver: WarGames on Saturday, November 23 and Survivor Series on Sunday, November 24. Raw vs. SmackDown vs. NXT is the theme of Survivor Series.