Tommaso Ciampa has officially been called up to the main roster and will now be appearing on Monday Night Raw.
As per a new report from Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Tommaso Ciampa is now part of the Monday Night Raw roster. Furthermore, the former NXT Champion is in Detroit for the April 11th episode of the show.
This news comes after it was reported that Ciampa could soon be joining forces with Edge and Damian Priest. The same report also suggested that Rhea Ripley’s name has also been mentioned in relation to the group.
At NXT Stand & Deliver, Tommaso Ciampa said an emotional farewell to NXT, bowing out with defeat to Tony D’Angelo. Ahead of the match, a lengthy video package was shown, paying tribute to Ciampa and his accomplishments in NXT. On the way to the ring, the long-serving Superstar paid tribute to Triple H, spitting water into the air, before doing Shawn Michaels’ signature pose once inside.
With the action in the ring over, Ciampa saluted the fans on his way back up the ramp before being joined by Triple H who embraced the former champion.
Tommaso Ciampa’s journey with NXT began back in 2015, as he teamed with long-time friend Johnny Gargano to compete in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
His friendship, turned rivalry with Gargano came to define his time in NXT, with the two men seemingly fighting forever. While his feud with his former was a near-constant presence, that didn’t stop Ciampa from claiming the NXT Championship in July 2018.
Despite the upheaval that greeted the launch of NXT 2.0, Ciampa remained, winning the NXT Championship for a second time on the inaugural episode. This victory put him in direct competition with rising star Bron Breakker, as the pair battled over NXT’s top prize.
However, after losing the championship to Breakker, Ciampa became a target for newcomer Tony D’Angelo. This led to the bout at Stand & Deliver.