Tommaso Ciampa was called up to the WWE main roster after Vince McMahon scrambled and pulled up four of the black and gold brand’s hottest acts at once. Johnny Gargano and Ciampa went back to NXT, but Ricochet and Aleister Black have remained on the main roster.

While speaking to Chasing Glory, Tommaso Ciampa revealed that he would rather retire than take on a main roster work load.

Ciampa was pulled from action and needed neck surgery which stifled his main roster run. Now he realizes that he has a limited number of bumps he can take and he wants his career to last as long as possible.

The former NXT Champion also said that he has told them that he would love to be a part of the business as a producer, but he simply can’t work a main roster schedule at this point in his career.


“So I could do four years of that in the time that I do that in one year in Raw and SmackDown so how long can my career and portfolio grow here as opposed to growing there?”

“Now, it’s become a thing where I’ve legitimately vocalized to them like, ‘If I have to go to Raw or SmackDown, then I’m gonna retire and I would love to produce or coach or be a part of it. There’s no way I taking on that load and going, ‘Yeah, you know what? I’ll just have a six-month run and then call it quits.’ I just won’t do it, It’s just not worth it to me.”

Tommaso Ciampa has a lot more to be worried about than just his himself. He has young daughter and he wants to be there for her big life moments and enjoy them as well. We’ll have to wait and see what’s next for Tommaso Ciampa, but he might remain a fixture in NXT for the rest of his career.

Thanks to Wrestling News for the quote

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