Tommaso Ciampa is currently signed to WWE, on the roster of the NXT brand. He is a former one-time NXT Champion and NXT Tag Team Champion (with Johnny Gargano), making him one of only four wrestlers (along with Neville, Gargano and Adam Cole) to have won both titles.
Outside of NXT, he is best known for his work in Ring of Honor (ROH), where he is a former World Television Champion. He has also wrestled for several other independent promotions, including Beyond Wrestling, Chaotic Wrestling (CW), Top Rope Promotions (TRP), and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG).
In a recent interview with Sporting News, Ciampa discussed his return from injury: “Man, I’m happy that that match ended up being as short as it did. It was awesome when I returned from the ACL surgery and Johnny (Gargano) and I had that unsanctioned match and that was the first one back.
That was 30 some odd minutes, 40 minutes, whatever it was. But coming back from the neck, for some reason in my head, it was so different than the knee where I was like, “I don’t think I want to do 30 or 40 my first one back.
I think I’ll go with the short one and kind of see how it feels. A couple bumps instead of 100 bumps”. So far, I’m happy with how gradual everything has been. It’s just been little bits at a time and it’s allowed me to get over that mental game of every time you fall, you’re not going to get numbness and a stinger and whatnot."