Declaring that the Gargano fairytale is over, Tommaso Ciampa turns his focus to NXT Champion Aleister Black

June 28, 2018
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Declaring the Gargano fairytale “over,” Tommaso Ciampa sets his sights on NXT Champion Aleister Black. Video courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

Aleister Black defeated adversity at Takeover: Chicago II when he conquered Lars Sullivan (who, it was later revealed, had suffered a broken jaw halfway into the match) to retain the NXT Title. However, The Dutch Destroyer won’t have any time to catch his breath, as a new and potentially more venomous threat has emerged in the form of Tommaso Ciampa.

The Blackheart interrupted Black’s much-anticipated return to Full Sail Live to let it be known that he does not buy into the champion’s world-beater reputation, noting that while Black “barely got by” The Freak in the Windy City, Ciampa won that night’s main event against Johnny Gargano  with his hands tied behind his back, no less. More importantly, Black has something Ciampa wants: the NXT Title.

The Striking Man from Amsterdam showed no trepidation, stating that he’s ready for Ciampa’s challenge if NXT General Manager William Regal gives it the green light. Tommy Sports-Entertainment — sitting cross-legged on the stage to mock Black — warned that he needs only one opportunity to destroy the mystique of Aleister Black and claim the NXT Championship. 

A defiant Ciampa then waved goodbye and retreated to the locker room before any blows were exchanged, leaving the NXT Universe to wonder what could happen if The Blackheart and The Dutch Destroyer ever collide.

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