As noted, former WWE NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa will be out of action for the near future as he’s undergone neck surgery.
Triple H has addressed the decision to bring up Ciampa to the main roster while dealing with a neck injury when speaking with the media during a conference call on Thursday to promote the NXT TakeOver: New York event.
“We knew about it. We knew it was going to be a necessity going forward,” admitted Triple H. “The decision was still made to move him to the main roster and get him some exposure. Then he’ll take the time off, get fixed up and be back better than ever.
“Unfortunately with the type of injury he had, it went from one thing to another very rapidly. It changed from something being manageable to being a risk we’re not willing to take.”
H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcription