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Tommaso Ciampa Reveals How WWE Hall Of Famer Edge Helped NXT Rivalry With Johnny Gargano

Ciampa: "I think it'd be great if he (Edge) one day took on a role like Shawn Michaels has now in NXT..."

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. 


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