Tommaso Ciampa Debuts On WWE Raw

Officially called up to Raw

Tommaso Ciampa officially joined the red brand on Monday's WWE Raw broadcast.

Ciampa was introduced by interviewer Kevin Patrick as the newest member of the brand. Ezekiel interrupted the interview, introducing himself to Ciampa. Kevin Owens then interrupted, insisting that Ezekiel is Elias. Ciampa backed Ezekiel up, infuriating Owens.

PWInsider reported earlier Monday that Ciampa was getting called up to Raw.

Ciampa finished up with NXT last weekend, losing to Tony D'Angelo at Stand and Deliver on Saturday, April 2. After the match, the crowd chanted "Thank you Ciampa", and he was embraced by Triple H on his way to the back.

Ciampa has appeared on Raw in recent months, as part of a feud with Dolph Ziggler. He was also part of the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal on the pre-WrestleMania episode of SmackDown.

After officially signing with WWE in the spring of 2016, Ciampa spent the next six years as part of NXT (save for a brief main roster foray in 2019). While on NXT, Ciampa twice held the NXT championship, and was a tag titlist with DIY partner Johnny Gargano.

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In addition to writing lists and commentaries for Cultaholic, Justin is also a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine, and is co-author of the WWE-related book Titan Screwed: Lost Smiles, Stunners, and Screwjobs.