Tommaso Ciampa is the latest WWE Superstar to have his name altered by the company.
After being officially added to the Raw roster on the April 11th episode and having a conversation with Ezekiel, fans have been waiting to see what Tommaso Ciampa’s intentions are now that he’s joined the red brand. On the April 25th episode of Monday Night Raw, the star displayed both a new attitude and seemingly has a new name to go along with it.
Mustafa Ali returned to WWE television on April 25th after months of being absent, having requested his release from the company last January. He initially had his sights set on challenging Theory (formerly Austin Theory) for his United States Championship, but instead, Theory got clearance from Vince McMahon for Ali to face the Miz instead. Ali scored an upset victory in the bout, but while he was celebrating at the top of the ramp, he was attacked by Tommaso Ciampa – who, according to the announcers, is now simply known as Ciampa.
— WWE (@WWE) April 26, 2022
This confirms a report from Kevin Raphael of TVA Sports Quebec earlier in the day that the Superstar’s name would be shortened effective immediately.
“Tommaso Ciampa is now only Ciampa. Effective immediately.”
Tommaso Ciampa is now only Ciampa.
— Kevin Raphael (@kevinraphael21) April 25, 2022
Ciampa joins the ranks of Theory (formerly Austin Theory), Cruz del Toro (formerly Raul Mendoza), Raquel Rodriguez (formerly Raquel Gonzalez), Katana Chance (formerly Kacy Catanzaro), and Alba Fyre (formerly Kay Lee Ray) as Superstars who’ve had their names shortened or changed in recent weeks as the result of an edict that’s reportedly directly from Vince McMahon.