Fans were surprised when Tommaso Ciampa made his entrance with new theme music during WWE Monday Night Raw for a match with Robert Roode. The music has been a fan favorite for years as it dates back to his memorable feud with Johnny Gargano and his first run as the NXT Champion.
Ciampa has been featured on Raw over the last few weeks and with a music change, it’s another indication that WWE considers him part of the main roster. Ciampa took to Instagram to comment on the music change:
“Let’s address the elephant in the room. Personally, I like the new music. More importantly, I love the message: ‘fight to survive’. It resonates with me on a deeper level. We all face our own struggles in life, obstacles we must overcome, we all have our own ‘fight’ …whether that’s a battle with mental health, cancer, a physical disability, self doubt, or anything else… we must always choose to ‘fight to survive’.
Over the past few years, I’ve become far more active with charities and non profits like Give Kids the World Village. The pandemic has swept the nation. And to be quite honest, with the current state of things, I’d much rather spread a message like ‘fight to survive’ than ‘no one will survive’. I sure as heck would rather teach my daughter that lesson. I’ve been in this business for 17 years now. My platform has never been bigger than it is right now. My moment is now, literally and metaphorically. And everyday, I choose to ‘fight to survive’."
Ciampa is set to team with Bron Breakker against Dolph Ziggler and Robert Rood on tonight’s episode of NXT 2.0.