Former NXT Champion Open to Moving to WWE Raw or SmackDown

Published 09/03/2021, 10:10 AM EDT


Tommaso Ciampa is one centerpiece of the current NXT roster. The former NXT Champion made headlines back in 2019 when he made a controversial remark about rejecting a call-up to the major brands of WWE. Many NXT superstars have made their switch to RAW or SmackDown after having a brief spell in NXT.

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Fans were highly despondent when they heard Tommaso’s remark about not wanting to wrestle in any major brands of WWE. Well, Ciampa, in a recent interview, has cleared the air surrounding his potential switch to RAW or SmackDown, and it’s undoubtedly hopeful news for the WWE Universe.

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The NXT roster has got a great mixture of young talents and experienced veterans of the game. Ciampa is undoubtedly an immense influence in the locker room. Ciampa made his debut back in 2015, and the former champion has been offering his service to the yellow and black brand for over six years. Even though WWE fans are happy to see Ciampa wrestle in NXT, all of them are hoping to see him dominate RAW or SmackDown.

NXT Superstar Tommaso Ciampa won’t rule out moving to Raw or SmackDown

In a recent interview with Fightful, Tommaso Ciampa spoke about the possibility of making a move to RAW or SmackDown soon and how people misread his comments from the interview that he gave to Lilian Garcia back in 2019. Ciampa said that back in 2019, he was not physically fit to be part of a hectic schedule of the major brands in WWE, as he ended up having a neck injury. Ciampa then added that he would wrestle on RAW or SmackDown if the schedule is balanced.

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Ciampa underwent surgery for a neck injury in March last year.

Ciampa said- “I love the idea of being challenged in ways I haven’t been challenged. Whether that’s a different platform with more eyes on me or with someone like Rey Mysterio, a legit living legend, I love all of it. That sounds great to me. I also make all my decisions based on what’s based for me. I’m a realist. I know there’s a reason why I feel as good as I do. Any time I make any decisions to increase any load, that’s just going to play a factor in my decision. It has nothing to do with any spite or hate towards anyone. We all work for the same company.”

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Ciampa cares more about balancing his time with his family. However, we can still see him boot people in the face on NXT. Ciampa’s currently embroiled in a feud with Ridge Holland. He also has his eyes set on Samoa Joe’s NXT Championship, especially since his tag partner, Timothy Thatcher is out of action.

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Shijas Muhammed

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Shijas Muhammed is a WWE and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. Making his way into the final stage of his bachelor's degree, Shijas has been a lifelong WWE fan. He was captivated by the Attitude Era of WWE because of its star-studded locker room.

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