Former NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa made a stop by the red brand to continue his feud with Dolph Ziggler.
Last week’s episode of NXT 2.0 featured a surprise appearance from Dolph Ziggler, who came to the multi-colored brand to confront Bron Breakker about comments the champion had been making on social media.
During Ziggler’s confrontation with Breakker, he floated the idea of becoming NXT Champion since the title had eluded him. This led to an interruption from Tommaso Ciampa, who said “Hard pass” to the idea of Ziggler as NXT Champion and began patronizing the former World Champion, calling him “kid.” Ziggler ran down the idea of NXT being Ciampa’s home, saying that the same 100 people cheered for him week in and week out, and Ciampa attacked Ziggler for the comments, leading to a brawl with all of the men in the ring.
On the latest episode of Monday Night Raw, Tommaso Ciampa continued his feud with Ziggler when he appeared on commentary during a match between the Street Profits and the Dirty Dawgs. Ciampa explained further that he took exception to Ziggler running down NXT, saying that he’s been selling out arenas worldwide for seven years and that he’s proud to call NXT his home.
Robert Roode suffered a pinfall loss for his team, and while Ziggler was recovering after the match, Tommaso Ciampa threw water in the former World Champion’s face.
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While WWE has not announced further NXT appearances for Dolph Ziggler, it’s safe to say that tensions between the former World Champion and the superstars of NXT 2.0 are far from over.