Tommaso Ciampa does pay attention to the weekly ratings between AEW and NXT. Because he wants to win.
AEW has had a stranglehold on viewership and ratings ever since AEW Dynamite and NXT began running head-to-head in October 2019 on Wednesdays. And while many have said that they are just trying to put on the best show possible, Ciampa is also trying to win.
"It makes it a little bit more fun. It brings that competitive edge out. I mean have friends over there and I also have people over there I've never met or ever shared a ring with. It's awesome to see, you know, everyone just elevating their game. Everyone just wants it. I don't know if people say ratings don't matter... they sure as Hell matter. Like, you want to win," Ciampa told Rick Ucchino of Sportskeeda.
He continued, "Now that we're on USA, we're doing live TV. There's just no more 'yea buts.' - They're (NXT roster) doing everything that you would constitute of as a main roster player. I think that's the main thing, that switch. That developmental like, stink is just gone."
Ciampa has been one of the featured stars on NXT television since returning from injury on October 2, 2019. He is currently involved in a feud with Johnny Gargano. Fans can check out the viewership numbers for AEW and NXT at Fightful's resources section.
Fightful provides live coverage of NXT every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.