They needed someone new. NXT has been completely relaunched as NXT 2.0 and that means things are being completely reset. There is a new set, new wrestlers and new stories, but something had to change on top as well. Samoa Joe has vacated the NXT Title due to injury and a new champion had to be crowned. That was taken care of during this week’s edition of NXT.
This week on NXT, Tommaso Ciampa won the NXT Title in a fatal four way match. Ciampa pinned LA Knight in a match that also included Pete Dunne and Von Wagoner. Kyle O’Reilly was originally the fourth participant in the match but was attacked by Dunne and Ridge Holland. As a result, General Manager William Regal inserted Wagoner into the spot in Wagoner’s NXT debut.
He has been here before. Check out Ciampa’s time around the NXT Title:
Opinion: This is a smart and safe pick, as Ciampa has the resume to be back in the title scene without much of a problem. You don’t get an option like that very often and hopefully his second title reign is as great as his first. NXT is in uncharted territory at the moment and it makes a lot of sense to go with someone they know they can trust. That is Ciampa to the letter and this makes sense.
What do you think of the move? How long will Ciampa hold the title? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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