One of the biggest feuds in NXT history saw best friends turn bitter enemies as former DIY partners Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano went head-to-head.
Ahead of his huge matchup with Karrion Kross at Sunday's NXT TakeOver: In Your House event, former NXT Champion Ciampa sat down with Kenny McIntosh from Inside The Ropes and revealed how Edge helped in the rivalry with Johnny Wrestling: "Edge was like in my back pocket the whole time," said Tommaso.
"I don't know when exactly it started, I think it was just after New Orleans but he came down to the Performance Center and we got chatting then he told a bunch of us if we wanted to throw ideas at him, you know he gave us his phone number or his email address or whatever it was and I just took him up on it.
"I think it was shortly after I won the title I started sending him kinda my thought process or my outline and ask him 'hey am I missing anything? Is there anything you'd embellish?' He kinda became my sounding board as far as prepping to go into matches. How do I make sure I get booed and not get cheered. He's got such a great mind for wrestling. I think it'd be great if he one day took on a role like Shawn Michaels has now in NXT."
You can watch the full interview below.