Tommaso Ciampa was on a roll just a few months ago. He was the NXT Champion, and he was making appearances on the WWE main roster, but unfortunately his momentum was halted when he had to undergo neck surgery.
Now fans are anxiously awaiting Ciampa’s return, but during an interview with Sports Illustrated he claimed that he will not be going to the main roster when he makes his comeback.
“I don’t know if people think I’m going to Raw or SmackDown, but here’s a spoiler, I’m not. I’m going to NXT. If someone tells me anything else, I’m answering them with a no. I bleed black and gold. NXT is home. And I have unfinished business there.”
Ciampa was unfortunately forced to vacate the NXT Title due to injury, but he indicated that the belt is still very much on his mind.
“I didn’t lose the title. Storyline or not, entertainment or not, that title meant the world to me. I was ‘The Guy’ for NXT, the hottest brand in the entire world. I came through knee surgery and two shoulder surgeries to get to that point. That’s what I worked my entire career for, so giving up the title is not how I envisioned it ending. I am the best sports entertainer in the world. I always hear, ‘Sports entertainer? You’re a sell-out!’ Call me a sell-out if you want. I’m buying in. This is my brand. NXT is mine.”
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