In a huge blow to Tommaso Ciampa and the NXT scene, the NXT Champion is going to be out of action for the foreseeable future.
It has been reported by WON that Ciampa is set to have surgery on his neck within the next few days and as such will not be able to compete for quite some time. Meltzer has speculated that it could be anywhere upto 16 months depending on the type of surgery – which is not known right now.
Ciampa had been pulled from a number of appearances over the past week. It has been known for some weeks that Ciampa was working hurt and was going to have to take some time post-Wrestlemania. However, it appears that something has occured to mean that this is no longer possible.
This leaves the NXT: Takeover Brooklyn card up in air as the planned Gargano/Ciampa match obviously cannot take place. It also means a new NXT champion needs to be crowned. What this means for Gargano’s main roster debut and push we don’t yet know either, as Gargano was working as part of the reformed DIY on Raw and Smackdown.
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