On Wednesday, NXT’s weekly TV show makes its WWE ThunderDome debut. It already looks like the post-TakeOver XXX episode will be a monumental one as it has been announced that former NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa will make his return to the brand on this week’s show.
Ciampa, considered my many as the heartbeat of NXT, has been absent from TV since his loss to new NXT Champion Karrion Kross at TakeOver: In Your House on 7th June.
It will be interesting to see where Ciampa fits in the programme. He would of course be a logical first challenger for Kross but that situation is complicated by the new champ suffering a potentially serious shoulder injury in his title-winning bout with Keith Lee.
There has been much chatter that Ciampa will be part of the RETRIBUTION angle currently taking place on the main roster. His return to the yellow and black brand will not dampen that speculation any.
Overall, the NXT slate is clean in terms of feuds coming out of TakeOver. We can expect the start of many new feuds and angles this week.