Exciting news has emerged from professional wrestling as reports indicate that fan-favorite superstar Tommaso Ciampa was spotted backstage at "WWE Raw" in Albany, New York. Although Ciampa didn't appear during the broadcast, speculations are rife that his long-awaited return is imminent, causing a buzz among wrestling enthusiasts.
The 38-year-old grappler has been sidelined since September due to a nagging hip injury that finally required surgical intervention. Before his hiatus, Ciampa had been an integral part of the "Raw" brand, teaming up with The Miz.
With remarkable skill and determination, he fought his way to a shot at the WWE United States Championship, then held by the dominant Bobby Lashley.
Speculations of Ciampa Joining 'The Way
Upon his highly anticipated return, it is rumored that Ciampa may align himself with the faction known as "The Way." Following the recent WWE Draft, which saw Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, Dexter Lumis, and Indi Hartwell all being drafted to the red brand, Gargano cryptically hinted at the arrival of a significant figure, widely believed to be none other than Ciampa himself.
LeRae, however, expressed reservations about their former rival joining their ranks, given their turbulent history and years of animosity. Ciampa and Gargano are no strangers to each other, having formed the celebrated tag team known as #DIY during their tenure on "WWE NXT." Together, they achieved great success by capturing the coveted "NXT" Tag Team Championship.
However, in a shocking twist, Ciampa turned heel in 2017, igniting a bitter feud that would become one of the most captivating storylines in the history of the black and gold brand. What initially began as a personal grudge gradually escalated into a high-stakes battle for Ciampa's cherished "NXT" Championship.
Their rivalry reached its zenith in 2020, coinciding with the onset of the global pandemic. The two former allies even joined forces one last time in a dramatic WarGames match at the close of 2021, marking what was initially believed to be Gargano's farewell before his contract negotiations.
As fans eagerly await Tommaso Ciampa's return to the squared circle, the anticipation builds. His comeback promises to inject excitement into the WWE landscape, potentially rekindling old rivalries and paving the way for new, unforgettable moments in professional wrestling.