Back at NXT TakeOver: In Your House, Tommaso Ciampa was squashed by Karrion Kross in under seven minutes. The Blackheart hadn't been seen since but he returned to the black and gold brand last night in a match against Jake Atlas. His defeat to The Herald Of Doomsday has seemingly transformed Ciampa as he returned with a renewed aggression and made quick work of the cruiserweight, defeating him in 51 seconds.
Winning the match wasn't enough for the returning star, however, as he shockingly attacked Atlas after the bell. The Sicilian Psychopath then gave in to his inner demons as he proceeded to Slingshot his fallen foe into the bottom of the ring apron. Ciampa didn't even let up after the medical team arrived as he pushed them out of the way and hit a vicious DDT on Atlas while he was draped on a stretcher.
Now, The Blackheart has his sights set on Goldie and he will compete in the Fatal 4-Way Iron Man match next week on NXT Super Tuesday.