After an extended absence from WWE television, fans will be thrilled to learn that Tommaso Ciampa is finally making his much-awaited comeback on WWE Raw. The famous wrestler's last appearance on the show dates back to August, with his final match taking place on September 17th in an unsuccessful bid to seize the United States Championship from Bobby Lashley.
Unfortunately, Ciampa's journey was interrupted by hip surgery, requiring a lengthy recovery period. In a heartening update shared on social media this past March, Ciampa conveyed his progress to his dedicated fanbase. He revealed that he had completed his stem cell treatments, expressing his hopes and aspirations.
Alongside a photograph, Ciampa wrote a heartfelt caption that read: "Today was my final stem cell treatment. They have this great tradition at @bioxcellerator, where you write what you hope to achieve on your stem cell bag.
I wrote 'dance with buddies,' which is Willow's term for wrestling, and 'play tag' because it breaks my heart that I can't run and play with my 4-year-old. 130 million cells via IV, 190 million cells via intraarticular (ankles, knees, hips, shoulders), 40 million cells via intradiscal (lumbar spine, facets, SI joints), 360 million stem cells in total.
Let's heal! 🖤 Mommy, Daddy, Willow Forever 🖤"
Intriguing Teases Foreshadowed Ciampa's Return
Speculation surrounding Ciampa's return began circulating as early as the May 8th episode of WWE Raw when a backstage segment featured Indi Hartwell, Johnny Gargano, and Candice LeRae.
During the encounter, Gargano cryptically hinted at the impending return of someone, prompting mixed reactions from LeRae. Additional reports emerged on May 29th, confirming Ciampa's presence backstage during Raw and indicating his imminent return.
The latest update from PWInsider Elite now solidifies the news, confirming Ciampa's scheduled return on the June 19th episode of Raw. While creative plans for his comeback remain undisclosed, Ciampa will likely intersect with The Way in some capacity, generating excitement and anticipation among fans.
As the WWE Universe eagerly awaits his return, all eyes will be on Tommaso Ciampa as he steps back into the spotlight on WWE Raw. With his resiliency and in-ring prowess, the wrestling sensation is poised to make a lasting impact and captivate audiences.