Johnny Gargano and Andrade Cien Almas had one of the best matches in NXT history at NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia. It was surrounded by drama and I lost count of all the near falls. But after the match was over, Tommaso Ciampa showed up and destroyed an already exhausted Johnny Wrestling with a crutch.
However, if you’re expecting Ciampa to jump right back in the ring you might need to lower your expectations a smidge.
“The Ciampa thing, I don’t know he looked like he was still limping pretty good when he came out,” Dave Meltzer commented on Wrestling Observer Radio. “It almost felt like it was a little bit on the early side but I guess they just felt like this was the time to do it — and it was after you do this great fantastic match and you lose and your wife’s there and you know, it was the time.”
The fact WWE decided to pick this moment for Ciampa to re-emerge and assault his former partner is a good sign they’re not going to forget about this feud. But it still could take some time for Tommaso Ciampa to make a return to the ring.
The Psycho Killer was silent about everything while he made his exit from the building as he was accosted by media backstage following the assault.
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