Former WWE NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa is on the road to recovery and getting back to into the squared circle for a return to in-ring action.
Ciampa was on Edge & Christian’s podcast where he talked about a wide range of topics including coming back from neck surgery. This is where he made some interesting comments about returning to the grind that is the WWE schedule.
Ciampa noted that he questions if he can deal with the road schedule and physicality that comes along with being a WWE Superstar. He brought this up when talking about missing NXT TakeOver: New York.
“Big shows happen. Like I’m pretty good buddies with Tegan Nox and she’s one of the ones I talk to a lot about it because just when she came back and got hurt again, the evolution is going on right now and the woman’s empowerment and everything is happening and she’s missing a lot of stuff, and I always say to her, ‘Anytime you miss a big show, the next big show is around the corner. You miss WrestleMania, there’s another WrestleMania coming’, and the tough thing for me — this one specifically was, going into New York, NXT Champion, main-eventing, it’s WrestleMania weekend and we’re blowing off this four year program and it’s hard for me sometimes to think there is a next one that’s bigger.” Ciampa explained.
“A piece of me was like, ‘Maybe this is the biggest one’. So that has been the hardest part of this whole process for me is wrapping my mind around, ‘Will there be a bigger one?’ And ‘Will you fully recover and perform at the level you performed at before’ because I think I’ll fully recover. There’s no doubt in my mind I’ll live a happy life with my daughter and my wife and all that. It’s just, can I do that and take on the road schedule and the physicality of wrestling so that’s been a really hard part for me to wrap my mind around.”
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H/T to Fightful for the transcription