Former WWE CEO Vince McMahon issued an edict to have newly signed talent cut or change their name. Some have speculated that this happened because McMahon wanted more control over a wrestler’s name and didn’t want to deal with their real name. The edict caused wrestlers such as Tommaso Ciampa to shorten their names, with Tommaso Ciampa changing to just Ciampa. It turns out that Ciampa is okay with this.

During an interview with Wrestling Inc.’s Nick Hausman, Ciampa discussed whether he’d like to get his full name back now that Triple H is in charge of creative. The former NXT Champion suggests that he likes the name the way it is now.

I’m good with Ciampa. “Tommaso is my birth name, Ciampa is actually my godmother’s name so when I picked that for wrestling there was a lot of meaning behind that for me. The first time it was on the ‘NXT’ title I got uber emotional and then it was on packaging and figures and stuff.

The fact that that gets to live on, not to get emotional on you, but my godmother during this time has gone through some hard times healthwise so the fact that I kept that – I was like, oh no, if we’re picking one, please, let’s keep Ciampa.


Ciampa has better things to focus on than his ring name. Thanks to his victory last night on Raw, he now has a chance to become United States Champion. He’ll have to defeat Bobby Lashley somehow to do so.

Do you want Ciampa to have his full name back now that Triple H is in charge? Sound off in the comments section below.

Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones is a writer for both Thirsty for News and Ringside News. He's been a wrestling fan since 2004 and has always tuned into Monday Night Raw.

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