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).
Speaking on CBS Sports’ State of Combat podcast, Ciampa discussed his experience with Stephanie McMahon: “One thing that I will say about it that always stands out to me. And I to this day have no idea why this happened.
But Stephanie McMahon that day decided to give me a personal tour of like backstage, and introduce me and welcome me to the WWE community and whatnot. I think just trying to probably ease my nerves. And it was a 20 minute or so time one-on-one with here, just her showing me around, explaining things to me and treating me very much so like I was her peer.
It’s one of those things I’ve said to her now being where I’m at now and having a better relationship with her, it stuck with me for my entire career."