Tommaso Ciampa expects the upcoming NXT TakeOver: In Your House show to come with everything the shows from the 1990s had, including the old set.
In speaking with Kenny McIntosh with Inside The Ropes, Ciampa said it wouldn't be unreasonable to expect that some stuff from the old shows would return, including the set. Ciampa even jokes about wanting to see Todd Pettengill at some point in the show. Even Fightful's The Distraction Podcast expects the set to return for the event.
"I think it is fair to get your hopes up. I've got my hopes up. it's the first question I asked if I'm honest with you. The one thing I'm hoping for on top of that is to see a Todd Pettengill sighting at some point. I don't know on that one, I'm just keeping my fingers crossed. I've heard promising things on the set. I don't know if that means the old set or a renewed version of it. I know that everybody understands how excited the fanbase is for In Your House. It's one of those weird ones right? It just stuck with all of us. Yeah, i think everyone's gonna be happy with what's been produced," Ciampa said.
While his sights are set on his current challenge against Karrion Kross at In Your House Ciampa did talk about his most recent rivalry with Johnny Gargano. Ciampa said Edge was helpful in the way he prepped for matches and hopes that the Hall of Famer can take a role in NXT much in the same way Shawn Michaels has today.
"Edge was like in my back pocket the whole time. I don't know when exactly it started, I think it was just after New Orleans but he came down to the Performance Center and we got chatting then he told a bunch of us if we wanted to throw ideas at him, you know he gave us his phone number or his email address or whatever it was and I just took him up on it. I think it was shortly after I won the title I started sending him kinda my thought process or my outline and ask him, 'Hey am I missing anything? Is there anything you'd embellish?' He kinda became my sounding board as far as prepping to go into matches. How do I make sure I get booed and not get cheered. He's got such a great mind for wrestling. I think it'd be great if he one day took on a role like Shawn Michaels has now in NXT," Ciampa said.
NXT TakeOver: In Your House takes place on June 7 and Fightful will have live coverage of the event. The full interview can be seen in the video at the top of the page. Credit to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.