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Tommaso Ciampa on Loving His Time on the Main Roster, Why He Appreciates The Miz

September 29, 2022 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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– During a recent interview with WrestleRant’s Graham Matthews during WWE SummerSlam weekend, Tommaso Ciampa discussed his move to the main WWE roster, working with The Miz, and more. Below are some highlights:

Tommaso Ciampa on his move to the main roster: “Yeah, I’m loving it so far. There’s a lot of freedom that comes with being on the main roster as far as the travel goes. There’s a lot of new opponents. Live events have been a blast. I just stepped in there with AJ [Styles] for the first time a couple weeks ago. That was awesome. And there’s just so much opportunity right now, so I’m just so excited of what’s to come.”

Ciampa on making the most of his match time on TV: “It just comes with reps and experience. I think maturity-wise and where I’m at in my personal life and my career, this is the right time to do it, and it was the right time for me. This is my M.O. Slow burn is my M.O. It’s not like I walked into NXT day one and became champion. We were two guys, Johny [Gargano] and I, who weren’t signed who were just trying to prove ourselves. I had the matches back then with Tyler Breeze and Bull Dempsey and Vaudevillains and stuff. So, it’s the same thing. You just chip away, chip away, chip away, and that turned out really well for me. So, I’m just going to apply the same formula to the main roster.”

On how it’s been six years since DIY vs. The Revival at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II: “Yeah, it’s weird how quick it goes by in a blip like. I just actually celebrated four years ago winning that NXT title, and it’s the same as — So, I had my daughter four years or you know three years and 10 months ago. She’s almost four, but it’s like we say it all the time. It feels like an eternity ago and it feels like it was just like a blink of an eye. So you just try to enjoy each moment and just for me with wrestling, it’s like the process is what I’ve always loved. I love that everybody has their individual stories. I love that I’ve been over 18 years created my own story, and I like that this is a big part of it. The timing of the main roster was perfect, doing SummerSlam on the main roster is far different than doing it with NXT and Takeovers. It’s been a blast this week like I’ve got to participate in a lot of cool community outreach stuff, and it’s just been awesome I brought my wife in and Willow with us. It’s just been great.”

Tommaso Ciampa on how good The Miz is: “I’m a big fan too like you know, it’s kind of easy for me to talk about
hey two-time Grand Slam Champion, you got a main event in WrestleMania. When you’re a wrestler, when you’re in the trenches, and when you have to face adversity, you appreciate Miz. That’s a dude who faced adversity and has overcome, so yeah it’s been organic. It’s been simple, and you know, the best is yet to come because I think, especially tomorrow when we debut some new gear and stuff, there’s a lot of stuff that we could do and I feel like people will be captivated by.”

At WWE SummerSlam 2022, Ciampa was in Miz’s corner when he faced Logan Paul in a losing effort.

If using any of the above quotes, please credit WrestleRant and Graham Matthews, with a h/t to 411mania.com for the transcription.

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