Former NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa spoke about his match with Johnny Gargano on tonight’s NXT in an interview with Bleacher Report.
This is where he stated that this will be the best no crowd match ever. Here is what he had to say:
“I remember doing DIY and just badly wanting to steal the show at TakeOvers and badly wanting it to be our turn. We want to be the main event. Guys would get taken over to Raw or SmackDown. You’re like, ‘Man, we’re close.’ TakeOver New Orleans was the first time we main-evented, and the mentality every TakeOver was to hit a freaking home run. Now this is a whole different set of circumstances. It’s a whole different situation. I know, for me, when I’m told, ‘all right, we’re going to be doing these shows with no crowds,’ I’m very competitive. Because I hear that, and I’m like, ‘we’re going to have the best freaking no-crowd match that anyone has ever seen in their lives.’ That’s what I want for all of them. You know what I mean? Like the Performance Center brawl, I want this to be remembered with all the best brawls of all time.
I know that there’s got to be people out there worried or thinking ‘is it the right call or not?’ When people watch the final product, they’re going to be ‘damn it, they pulled it off.’ The room was empty aside from a couple of cameramen, myself and Johnny. But the passion’s going to freaking come through on camera because we just gave it everything. We gave it our bodies, we gave it heart, soul, the whole thing and it’s five years. This is a proper payoff. I’ll stand by it forever. This is a proper payoff for five years, crowd, no crowd. The people who watch this at home, they’re going to be captivated. They’re going to be sucked in, and I think they’ll feel like they were part of something special.”