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Triple H on Tommaso Ciampa’s NXT return

Tommaso Ciampa has been absent from WWE television for more than six months owing to neck surgery, but he has made tremendous progress in rehabilitation and is almost ready to make a return to NXT.

Triple H spoke on a teleconference after NXT’s debut on the USA Network, where he discussed Tommaso Ciampa’s expected in-ring return. It will not be long until fans get to see him again.

“He is getting very close. When you come down to the end of-unfortunately I’ve been through a lot of these, when you come down to the end there is this point and time when you are just chopping at the bit. You’re ready to go, you feel like you can move the world. And yet, the doctors are still like, ‘Give it a bit more, take it slow.’ That last couple of percent to getting to 100% is the most frustrating part for an athlete because you feel like you can take on the world but you can’t just quite yet. He’s ready, he’s as close as he can get. He is the racehorse right now, stomping and pulling at that gate. When that doctor tells him to go, he’s going to come flying out of there.”

Ciampa’s return from injury will be at the right time as he will be in the thick of things and help in the Wednesday Night Wars. We wonder what WWE will have in store for him.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.


  • Soulshroude

    Proofreading: There shouldn’t be a hyphen after end of, there should be a semicolon (;) which indicates two main clauses, in this instance, he paused sequed then went back on topic. Further, it’s “chomping at the bit”, not chopped. Further, the light grey font doesn’t work, try to make the “statement” fonts a darker grey… the light grey tends to hurt the eyes, people need to squint just to read it.