Tommaso Ciampa

Tommaso Ciampa Says he’ll Retire Before Moving to WWE Main Roster

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Former NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa made an appearance on Lilian Garcia’s ‘Chasing Glory Podcast’ where he talked about his lack of desire to go to the main roster whether that’s Raw or SmackDown. 

In fact, he’s willing to retire before doing so due to his love for NXT and knowing that his bump card is ticking: 

“I have a little one at home and my schedule is better in NXT than it would be on the road – and I had neck surgery and I’m not freaking stupid. I get that my window is smaller than it was and my bump card is ticking, and I just look at it like if I’m doing 200+ days a year on the road with Raw or SmackDown, or I’m doing a manageable load of 30 to 50 matches with NXT. […] So I can do four years of that in the time I do one year with Raw and SmackDown. So how long can my career and portfolio grow here as opposed to going there. Now it’s become a thing where I have legitimately vocalized to them that if I have to go to Raw or SmackDown, then I’m going to retire.”

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