NXT 2.0 debuted in September and brought about significant number of changes to the product. However, not all of the changes were met with a positive reception. This is especially the case when it came to the overall presentation and feel of NXT.

The former NXT Champion has accomplished everything there is to accomplish on the black and gold brand. However, there are still quite a few WWE Superstars he has yet to face.

Tommaso Ciampa is definitely one of the most established 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.

While speaking to RN Pro Wrestling, the NXT Champion said that’s is more than aware of the fact that he does not follow the vision of NXT 2.0 Ciampa also admitted that he doesn’t fit the mold.


“Everybody had a vision of what this 2.0 was and I don’t think I fit that vision. I did not fit that mold. I’m a little older, I look the way I look, whatever you want to say and to be able to go out there on night one and win the NXT title and have my redemption story. And then to continue on with it, of course we’re humans, we read stuff, we see stuff, transitional champion and all that crap.

And then to go out there and beat Bron Breakker, I’m the best NXT has to offer right now and I’m aware of that and I’m aware of what this title represents and what my responsibility is. It’s very cool to me to be in this position, to be able to do what I’m doing and to prove the doubters wrong and prove the people who support me right.”

Tommaso Ciampa continues to be one of the mainstays of NXT and it remains to be seen whether Bron Breakker will eventually dethrone him as the champion or not.

h/t to WrestlingInc for the quotes.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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