It's time for a change!
Recently, NXT (via Grammy nominated musician Wale) revealed a revamp was coming. Brighter, more vivid colors, a new logo and feel.
Tommaso Ciampa has been with the brand since Summer 2015, and has been there through WWE Network, Peacock and cable TV on USA Network. Ciampa thinks the change could be a good thing.
"It's exciting. Change, sometimes, is for the best. Everyone has been keeping a tight lid on it and I don't know what to expect. I believe the first live show will be (September 14) with whatever the new look and image is. The overall feeling seems to be excitement. It's new, different, fresh, and at the same time, it's the same. NXT is NXT. Same roster, same group of guys and girls in the back who will go out there and give their best. Same people behind the scenes. It's hard to say right now, if it's just a new paint job or what it is, but it's exciting at the very least," Ciampa told Fightful. "Everything about it right now, it's been exciting. Ever since I got to the company and started, it's been an exciting journey. Not too much has changed for me. There is definitely a lot of noise out there, but for me and my life and day to day, I just do the work and let the chips fall where they fall."
Ciampa also looked back on how the more things change, the more they stay the same. Samoa Joe was NXT Champion around the time he came in to the company, and is once again.
"My first Lowell (Massachusetts) show, which was a big deal for me because that's where I did my early independent wrestling, that's when they did the Joe and Finn title switch at the live event. People went crazy over it and now here we are, six years later, and I just stood in the ring with Joe, who was holding the title. I guess it's all changing, or maybe it's not," Ciampa told us.
You can see our full interview with Tommaso Ciampa at the top of the page, and can see him in action every week on NXT on the USA Network.