WWE NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa is one of the best heels in not just NXT but in all of pro wrestling.
He’s been positioned as a top star on the yellow brand and is well respected due to his work both in the ring and on the microphone. Thus, when he has an opinion and take on some stars who have bright futures, people listen up.
During a recent interview with The Independent, Ciampa named Keith Lee, Dominik Dijakovic and Matt Riddle as in-ring performers who help him grow as a well-rounded pro wrestler.
“I love competition,” Ciampa said. “I love when all the eyes are on me. I love Matt Riddle, I love Keith Lee, I love Dominik Dijakovic. I love these guys because they’re going to continue to push me. These are guys that have proven themselves to the Rhode Island crowd. They know what they’re in store for when they see these guys on the card.”
Ciampa is slated to team up with Johnny Gargano and Adam Cole to take on Aleister Black, Velveteen Dream, and Ricochet in a six-man tag team match at Halftime Heat this Sunday during the halftime of the Super Bowl.