Tommaso Ciampa arrived on the main roster, along with Ricochet, Aleister Black, and Johnny Gargano, and competed in the tag -team division. However, he sustained an injury that forced him to go on a nursing period that lasted about nine months. The incident also forced Ciampa to relinquish his NXT Championship earlier this year.
During his recent appearance on the State of Combat podcast, Tommaso Ciampa opened up about a variety of topics. He discussed his main roster call-up right before WrestleMania and the possible reason behind the same, during the interview.
“As far as Ricochet, Aleister, myself, and Johnny Gargano being on the main roster, there wasn’t a lot of explanation, to be honest with you.”
“Sometimes, there are spots that need to be filled. And you just have to be at the right spot at the right time or the wrong spot and the wrong time. Whatever it may be and it just so happened that this scenario for us it was one of those things where NXT was not on television at the time. And we were heading into WrestleMania weekend and that sprint during WrestleMania season is insane in WWE.”
“I think that they just needed spots filled and thought it was a good opportunity to get more eyes on our product, us four, in particular, going into one of our biggest pay per views.”
Everything Happened for the Best
The Blackheart is dubious about how that move would have entwined with their NXT storyline. Ciampa feels that everything happened for the best. Plus, he is now focusing only on getting the job done. He further, explained.
“I don’t know how it fell into the NXT storyline or didn’t. I have confidence that it would have all played out so that people. Because I did see some negative backlash where Johnny and I were in a feud. And here we are coming in as a tag-team, DIY at the time, Johnny and I weren’t in such a bitter rivalry. We were kind of starting to get on the same page, I don’t know.”
“Maybe it would have played out a certain way. I think it would have. I kind of trust the process here, but yeah, I don’t ask a lot of questions. I just go out and do my job. And at that time my job was to show up and perform on Raw and SmackDown and do my job.”