Earlier this week, former NXT champ Tommaso Ciampa jumped on Twitter to refute a report from Fightful that WWE listed him internally with a Sept. 11 return date. The site reached out to him, the two sides determined it was a communication issue within The ‘E, and he deleted the tweet.
Ciampa gave a more detailed to scoop to another source, Bayley superfan Izzy:
On the eve before @WWENXT goes live on the @USA_Network the NXT Hot Tag with Izzy had the opportunity to do an exclusive interview with @NXTCiampa .....
“I’ve been told I will be coming back to a wrestling ring”!!!!! pic.twitter.com/7V4iGyzEaM
— Izzy (@ItsIzzyMania) September 17, 2019
So, he’s still coming, Adam Cole. Or Johnny Gargano, Matt Riddle, Velveteen Dream, or whatever poor bastard is holding his beloved Goldy when he gets the go ahead from the doctors. But it won’t be tonight.“There’s a lot of rumors and speculation about what my role is gonna to be. Breaking news on the Izzy show...
I’ve been told I will be coming back to a wrestling ring. I’ve been told I will eventually be able to wrestle again. And the sad part is, no, I’m not cleared yet, guys. It just - is what it is.
So, I will be there September 18th, I will be there the 25th, I’ll be there every time going forward. I just won’t be out in front of the crowd until this [points to his surgically repaired neck] allows me to. A promise momma at home, that this time we’re gonna take our time. So, I’m excited for it, I’d be a little more excited if I could take part in it. But we’ll get there soon.”
It’s soon enough that he’s got a hype video, though!