Injuries in WWE are nothing overly uncommon, but they always seem to come at the very worst time imaginable. On Wednesday evening’s episode of NXT, there was chaos from start to finish and rumor has it that a major superstar ended the night injured. Tommaso Ciampa finished the night with yellow spray paint on his back courtesy of The Undisputed Era, but he might have been left with something much worse than that.
Next weekend, the superstars on the yellow brand will present NXT TakeOver: Portland, with some huge matches already lining the card. The main event is expected to be Adam Cole defending his NXT Championship against Tommaso Ciampa, but that match may now be in jeopardy.
At the end of NXT on Wednesday, Ciampa was being beaten down by the entirety of The Undisputed Era, but something went wrong earlier in the night. As he went down to the ring with Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne for the match, he appeared to be limping and dealing with a leg injury of some sort.
Wrestling Inc. reported that Ciampa was indeed checked out by a WWE doctor at ringside during this week’s NXT. Pete Dunne also continued to check on him while they were on the apron together during the bout.
Ciampa still participated in the match and post-match beatdown but appeared to have been injured before it even started.
WWE has not confirmed any type of injury to Ciampa at this point and it is not known if it is legitimate or worked. There is the possibility that he was simply selling the attack, but why would he do it before the match even started?
Right now, Ciampa is hoping to regain the title he never truly lost at TakeOver: Portland. Many fans will remember that the former champion suffered a serious injury last year, forcing him to relinquish the championship and sit on the sidelines for months.
Since returning, he has been a prominent focal point for NXT and has been involved in many big matches. His feud with The Undisputed Era has been going on for a long time now, and the contest against Cole at TakeOver: Portland could very well steal the show.
Tommaso Ciampa is one of the most popular superstars in all of WWE and NXT at this very moment. Not only would another injury cause him to miss more time, but it would be brutal after all the in-ring action he has missed so far. Fans can only hope that his latest medical concern is not serious or just part of a storyline.