It was only less than two weeks ago that Ricochet, Aleister Black, Johnny Gargano & NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa were introduced to The Main Roster for the first time. Since then, The NXT Call-Ups have used their moment in the spotlight to showcase versatile skills to The WWE Universe and in the process, they have secured victories over The RAW Tag Team Champions The Revival, among others.
Unfortunately, the celebration may have been cut short for The NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa. A recent edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that Ciampa is dealing with an injury. At this time, the extent and severity of Ciampa’s injury is unknown, but regardless of any pain he is experiencing, Ciampa has been working through it and he is apparently under the mindset that he will take care of any setback after his match with Gargano at TakeOver: New York. His injury is also the reason Ciampa was kept off of Monday Night RAW this week and has been kept off the list for the weekend NXT Shows.
Along with Ciampa, both Ricochet & Gargano didn’t perform on any of this past weekend’s NXT Shows. Nevertheless, Aleister Black, Ricochet & Gargano are still advertised for the touring NXT Shows this weekend in Cleveland, Columbus, Pittsburgh & Royal Oak, MI and they will reportedly continue working NXT House Shows for the foreseeable future.
Ciampa, along with Gargano, didn’t compete on WWE TV this week, while Black & Ricochet joined forces to defeat the team of Shinsuke Nakamura & Rusev on SmackDown LIVE as well as The RAW Tag Team Champions The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder).