Tommaso Ciampa has given his reaction to relinquishing the WWE NXT Title due to him undergoing neck surgery.
He broke his silence on the move on Wednesday night on his official Twitter account. He wrote, “A small piece of me died tonight. The greatest 237 days of my life.”
A small piece of me died tonight.
The greatest 237 days of my life.
— BLACKHEART (@ProjectCiampa) March 21, 2019
Ciampa was expected to make his next title defense against former DIY tag team partner Johnny Gargano at the NXT TakeOver: New York event that takes place on Friday, April 5, 2019 in Brooklyn, New York at the Barclays Center that will air on the WWE Network. This will be part of WrestleMania 35 weekend.
Obviously, those plans are now scrapped and WWE has made some changes in order to crown a new NXT Champion. Adam Cole will now take on Gargano in a 2 out of 3 falls match for the vacant NXT Title at this show.