Former WWE NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa recently did an interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated where he spoke about a wide range of topics.
During the interview, he spoke about not losing the NXT Title as well as making a bold statement where he ranks among the best wrestlers in the world right now.
Ciampa feels that he never lost the title and rightful so due to him suffering a neck injury that ultimately led to him getting surgery and relinquishing the NXT Title in March.
“I didn’t lose the title,” said Ciampa. “Storyline or not, entertainment or not, that title meant the world to me. I was ‘The Guy’ for NXT, the hottest brand in the entire world. I came through knee surgery and two shoulder surgeries to get to that point. That’s what I worked my entire career for, so giving up the title is not how I envisioned it ending.
“I am the best sports entertainer in the world. I always hear, ‘Sports entertainer? You’re a sell-out!’ Call me a sell-out if you want. I’m buying in. This is my brand. NXT is mine.”