One of NXT’s biggest stars, Tommaso Ciampa took to Instagram this weekend to share his frustration with his current creative situation.
Despite having a clean bill of health, Ciampa has been off TV since NXT Takeover: In Your House in May when he lost to strongly pushed newcomer Karrion Kross.
When not out injured, Ciampa has been arguably the most important star in NXT over the last two years. The majority of that time has been spent feuding with long time frenemy Johnny Gargano whilst also looking to reclaim his beloved ‘Goldie’ (AKA The NXT Championship)
With new stars emerging on the black and gold brand, not least the new ‘champ-champ’, Keith Lee, it is uncertain what the immediate future looks like for Ciampa.
Reports had suggested Randy Orton was pitching for a match with him at SummerSlam but those rumours have died down as voices grow louder about Orton challenging WWE Champion Drew McIntyre instead.
One thing we can surely take as read is that Ciampa will have a prominent role on NXT when the time is right for him to return. And he will likely make that as successful as everything else in his most recent run has been.