Former NXT champion Tommaso Ciampa is 4-months removed from neck surgery. Ciampa doesn’t want fans to send him any well-wishes, however, as he feels those should be reserved for current NXT champion Adam Cole.
Ciampa posted the following pictures and message to the NXT champion this weekend during the meet-and-greet from EVOLVE’s 10th Anniversary show.
Targetting Adam Cole
A few weeks ago, Ciampa posted a workout video which was also directed at the Undisputed Era’s Adam Cole.
Ciampa’s last match before going down with injury was in the semi-finals of the 2019 Dusty Rhodes Classic. Along with Johnny Gargano, Ciampa lost to Aleister Black and Ricochet on February 20th, 2019. He would officially vacate the NXT title on March 13th, 2019.
Johnny Gargano won the vacant NXT title at Takeover: New York in April. Gargano would then drop the belt to Adam Cole at Takeover: 25 less than two months later.
Ciampa’s NXT title reign lasted 238 days and included two title defenses on NXT programming. He defeated Johnny Gargano in a Last Man Standing match at Takeover: Brooklyn IV and Velveteen Dream at Takeover: WarGames II. Ciampa defended the title another 21x on NXT house shows.