Tommaso Ciampa recently spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated to promote his upcoming defense of the NXT Championship against Bron Breakker at next week’s NXT New Year’s Evil special event.
During the discussion, the NXT Champion spoke about being added to the Madison Square Garden stop on the WWE Live Holiday Tour this past weekend in New York City, his thoughts on Pete Dunne and more.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview where he touches on these topics with his thoughts.
On the match: “Any time I get asked to do the Garden, I’ll always say yes. So many legendary performers have played here. It means a lot to share a piece of that history and it means a lot to represent NXT against Pete Dunne.”
On the arena: “Stepping through the curtain, I immediately thought about Reggie Miller coming in here and playing the Knicks, scoring eight points in nine seconds [in the 1995 NBA playoffs]. I’m a huge Boston sports fan, so I thought about games between the Celtics and Knicks. It’s just amazing to be at Madison Square Garden.”
On Pete Dunne: “Pete Dunne is one of the best professional wrestlers in the world. This was only our second time ever wrestling a singles match, with the first being for his UK title in England. It’s a pleasure to share a ring with him. He’s a world-class person in and out of the ring.”
Check out the complete interview at SI.com.
From MSG to New Year’s Evil… pic.twitter.com/8IAoMOnCAQ
— BLACKHEART (@NXTCiampa) December 28, 2021
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