Ciampa Explains Why He Changed His Mind About Joining The WWE Main Roster


Tommaso Ciampa stated in 2019 during an interview with Lillian Garcia that the “300-day” schedule for main roster talent was not something he was interested in. He also stated he would rather retire than work that schedule. 

Ciampa, a current RAW star, addressed what has changed since then while speaking on Out of Character.


“300 days doesn’t exist anymore. So, that was big and that was something that just kind of recently became a shift,” Ciampa said. “Prior to the pandemic, it slowed, and then now it’s just a whole new game. The pandemic itself, the neck surgery, and how it all went down and I was home almost every single night of Willow’s [his daughter] first three years. You build such a relationship with your child in those first few years.”

“Having the time at home with her for the pandemic, the schedule changing for the main roster, and interest in wrestling in general. Those were two big factors and then the success of the neck surgery.”

“I was in – I don’t want to say an abnormal amount of pain – but an abnormal amount of discomfort for years with my neck and I kept a lot of it to myself.”

Ciampa noted that he feels like he could wrestle another “10 or 20 years” thanks to his neck surgery.

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