In an interview with PWInsider.com, WWE NXT star Tommaso Ciampa was asked about possibly joining the RAW or Smackdown brands…
“It’s a tough one for me to answer, because I don’t know that… That’s not how I work, as far as goals go. When I was a kid, it was different. When I was a kid, I wanted like, ‘Oh, I want to be on WrestleMania and stuff.’ For sure, those were the goals. Because I was signed at 20, 21, and released, and then did a bunch of independents, and toured around the world, and just found myself and grew as a performer. It’s just all these different experiences I had, and it just became more about the journey than anything, and it became more about just becoming better, a better performer. So when Johnny and I came to NXT and our first thing was doing the Dusty Classic in 2016 or something, even then, I mean, it was just, for me, it was like, ‘Oh, cool, here’s an opportunity to get in the ring with new different people, fresh people, get in front of different audiences and grow as a performer.'”
“And obviously it keeps snowballing, but… The Raw brand is fantastic. Great roster, lots of talented men and women. Same thing with SmackDown, same thing with NXT. I’d love to get in there with everybody. It’s just more about me doing things that, I don’t know, help my own legacy at the end of it, that helped me, as a performer, grow and get better and stuff. There’s no door that’s closed, but at the same time, there’s no weird carrot that’s dangling in front of me, where I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s what I got to do.’ It’s just going with the flow of it all and making the most of every opportunity that’s presented to me, essentially.”
COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT: TOMMASO CIAMPA DISCUSSES CHALLENGING MSK FOR THE NXT TAG TITLES, TAGGING WITH TIMOTHY THATCHER, HIS BATTLE WITH WALTER, THE NXT WOMEN’S TAG DIVISION, WHETHER HE STILL LOOKS AT THE MAIN ROSTER AS A GOAL, THE BIG FACEOFF ON TOMORROW’S EDITION OF NXT TV AND TONS MORE | PWInsider.com
By Mike Johnson on 2021-06-29 09:01:00 Former WWE NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa continues to grind on, deliverying consistently hard-hitting performances for fans. With his WWE NXT Tag Team Championship match against MSK set for the Great American Bash special edition episode of WWE NXT on the USA Network, Ciampa reflects on a wrestling world about to return to normalcy, his partnership with Timothy Thatcher and a memorable career that continues to hit new benchmarks and entertain fans worldwise.