A YouTube Rabbit Hole Led To This Recent WWE Return

You won't believe the journey this man went on in his kitchen pre-WWE comeback.

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Johnny Gargano went on quite the spiritual journey in his own kitchen before making a sensational WWE return.

The Raw star told Corey Graves on 'After The Bell' that the Kate Bush song 'Running Up That Hill' led him down a rabbit hole. Gargano remembered that Placebo had covered the track, then recalled how WWE used that version to promote The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XXVI.

Inspired, Johnny fired up YouTube and re-watched the video hype package for the iconic pair's second 'Mania battle. As he did, Gargano couldn't help but wonder what it'd be like to work a major match on WWE's grandest stage.


Why not find out, right?

Yes, Gargano went from Stranger Things > Kate Bush > Placebo > WrestleMania XXVI > WWE Raw. He launched his comeback on the 22 August episode of WWE's flagship, and looks likely to become a major player in Triple H's remodelled product.


It suddenly struck 'Johnny Wrestling' (right there in his kitchen) that he'd never had a 'Mania match. There was no way he could let that dream go, so he started thinking about a return.



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