Tommaso Ciampa is undoubtedly one of the most popular Superstars in all of NXT. He has been involved in many memorable matches and feuds with the likes of Johnny Gargano and others in the brand.
The former NXT Champion has accomplished everything there is to accomplish on the black and gold brand. Ciampa had previously stated that he would retire from pro wrestling if Ciampa was ever called up to the main roster due to the hectic schedule.
While speaking to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Tommaso Ciampa made it clear that he has not completely ruled out moving up to the main roster one day.
“It’s a tough one for me to answer, because that’s not how I work, as far as goals go. When I was a kid, I wanted like, ‘Oh, I want to be on WrestleMania and stuff.’ For sure, those were the goals. Because I was signed at 20, 21, and released, and then did a bunch of independents, and toured around the world, and just found myself and grew as a performer. It’s just all these different experiences I had, and it just became more about the journey than anything, and it became more about just becoming a better performer. So when Johnny and I came to NXT and our first thing was doing the Dusty Classic, for me, it was like, ‘Oh, cool, here’s an opportunity to get in the ring with new different people, fresh people, get in front of different audiences and grow as a performer.’ The Raw brand is fantastic. Great roster, lots of talented men and women. Same thing with SmackDown, same thing with NXT. I’d love to get in there with everybody. It’s just more about me doing things that help my own legacy at the end of it, that helped me, as a performer, grow and get better. There’s no door that’s closed, but at the same time, there’s no weird carrot that’s dangling in front of me, where I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s what I got to do.’ It’s just going with the flow of it all and making the most of every opportunity that’s presented to me, essentially.”
Tommaso Ciampa is still one of the top Superstars in NXT and even if he does get called up to the main roster, it is likely to be a very long time when Ciampa does. We will have to see which main roster brand Tommaso Ciampa will be called up to, whenever it happens.