Tommaso Ciampa is working hard to get back in the ring

Tommaso Ciampa has been one of the cornerstones of NXT since its debut in 2015

by Simone Brugnoli
Tommaso Ciampa is working hard to get back in the ring

After facing Bobby Lashley for the United States title on September 17 of last year, Tommaso Ciampa no longer appeared in the ring due to a hip injury. In the past few hours, the Raw superstar has posted a video on Instagram that portrays him while he performs some exercises.

“Injuries suck and most of the time they are out of our control. The only thing we can do is accept them and react to adversity by giving 100% of ourselves" - wrote Ciampa. The former NXT champion has been in WWE for almost ten years, but has basically just arrived on the main roster.

Tommaso has been the iconic face of NXT for a long time, personally contributing to the rise of the 'Black and Gold' brand.

Backstage news on Tommaso Ciampa

To facilitate his acclimatization on the main roster, WWE has decided to partner The Miz with Tommaso Ciampa.

“Tommaso has the athletic means, the brains, the work ethic and all that it takes to become a huge star,” Miz said in a recent interview with the New York Post. “He just needs time to settle into the main roster and figure out how things work.

I am sure that his character will conquer the WWE Universe” - he added. A lot of changes have occurred in WWE in recent months, with the arrival of Triple H as the new head of the creative team. The 14-times world champion didn't align with Vince McMahon's policy, making numerous changes to shows.

In a long interview granted to Sportskeeda, Tommaso Ciampa expressed his opinion on the recent changes in the company. “Usually, change breeds excitement. Everyone has his opinions about it and I must admit that I am quite happy” - began Ciampa, who is struggling more than expected to carve out an important space on the main roster (before the injury).

“Triple H and I understand each other on the fly, because we have a very similar approach to business. We both love to tell stories and I hope we can excite the audience. My expectations are really high” – added Tommaso.

Tommaso Ciampa has commented on why he decided to join the main roster after vowing to spend his career in NXT. “So much,” Ciampa said. “I get asked this all the time. Having a successful neck surgery, huge factor.

Going into that and having the pain I had for as long as I had, I always felt like, your career’s ending soon. Now I don’t feel that way. Now I feel like, ‘Oh, you might have just finished the first half of your career."

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