In the NXT episode of December 4th, Tommaso Ciampa, Dominik Dijakovic and Keith Lee defeated Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly and Roderick Strong of the Undisputed Era. In the NXT episode of 11 December Ciampa participated in a Triple Threat match which also included Finn Bálor and Keith Lee to determine the No.
1 contender for Adam Cole's NXT Championship but the match was won by Bálor. 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).
During a long interview with Sportskeeda, he reflected on NXT now doing live TV: “Now that we’re on USA, we’re doing live TV. There’s just no more ‘yea buts.’ – They’re (NXT roster) doing everything that you would constitute of as a main roster player. I think that’s the main thing, that switch. That developmental like, stink is just gone”.