Tommaso Ciampa attacked Johnny Gargano after the celebration of the NXT Takeover main event: Philadelphia
Tommaso Ciampa made his return to television to rob Johnny Gargano after the NXT Takeover: Philadelphia main event. Recall that the fighter has been removed from the action many months after suffering a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) caused in the combat of stairs by the NXT Tag Team Championships in Takeover: Chicago, on May 20. It is likely that WWE decides to separate Gargano from the orbit of the championship to rival Ciampa in the coming months.
– It is worth noting the appearance of Candice LeRae during the show, who came on stage in the main event and attacked Zelina Vega. After the fight, LeRae accompanied Johnny Gargano down the ramp and witnessed from close up how Tommaso Ciampa returned and attacked him. After Ciampa left, with the show off the air, LeRae accompanied her husband behind the scenes. It seems that Candice LeRae will be involved in this story since her debut.
– Pete Dunne made his appearance on the kickoff expert panel of NXT Takeover: Philadelphia and spoke of his future in WWE, his defense of the UK championship and the possibility of broadening horizons, such as facing wrestlers like Brock Lesnar. Dunne had been in the news in recent days because he canceled an appearance on a show in the United Kingdom and speculated on the possibility of appearing at Royal Rumble
– Velveteen Dream made its appearance next to two new characters. The man who accompanied him is “Blaster McMassive” Thomas Sharp, known in the independent scene, especially for appearing in promotions such as EVOLVE or CHIKARA. Little is known about the woman, at least for the moment.
– Cathy Kelley interviewed Triple H after the NXT Takeover: Philadelphia broadcast and asked about the new additions that were presented during the event. Triple H remarked that “this is the place where they should be.”