tommaso ciampa

It was recently reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that current NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa is dealing with a neck injury, and that he’s set to undergo surgery this week.

WWE has confirmed that Ciampa is dealing with a neck injury, and the company also confirmed that he’ll undergo surgery tomorrow when the following announcement was posted:

“NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa will undergo neck surgery tomorrow, has confirmed. Following a medical evaluation today, Ciampa has been scheduled for an anterior cervical fusion. Stick with for more details as they become available.”

Originally Ciampa was hoping to work through WrestleMania weekend, but the injury reportedly got worse over the last week and plans had to be changed.

It’s likely that Tommaso Ciampa will be vacating the NXT Title next week, as he’s expected to be out of action for a long time, possibly 6 to 14 months.