WWE News: Tomasso Ciampa Injured On NXT, Will He Make It To Takeover Portland?


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Fate has not been kind of Tomasso Ciampa of NXT. It seems like whenever he is able to get some momentum behind him, injury strikes. He is currently set to face Adam Cole at NXT Takeover Portland in just over a weeks time. He has reportedly suffered an ankle injury in the 6 man tag which main-evented this weeks edition of NXT. This has put the status of his match up in the air. It would be a let down to see the match changed so close to the event. However the long-term safety of performers always comes first. The show must go on regardless.

Who Could Replace Tomasso Ciampa At Portland?

William Regal is not the type of GM who would give Adam Cole a night off for NXT Takeover Portland. Should Ciampa still not be cleared by next weeks episode of NXT, we will likely see a number one contenders match thrown together. There are many top names that could be slotted into the role that Tomasso Ciampa was to fill at the event.

One of these is the returning Velveteen Dream, who took out Undisputed Era at the end of the episode. Other names not currently on the card who would be great in a main event spot include KUSHIDA and Roderick Strong. With how stacked the card on Portland is, it has tied up names like Matt Riddle, Finn Balor, Pete Dunne, and Johnny Gargano.

This Could Be A Blessing In Disguise

While it would suck to have to wait longer to see these two clash, it does leave this huge match for the main event of NXT Takeover Tampa. That event takes place the night before Wrestlemania. It would give more time for this story to simmer, and this injury just adds to the chase of Ciampa. They would compete at a bigger stage, and it would make a potential win for Ciampa that much sweeter.

Regardless of who gets placed into the role of challenger should Tomasso Ciampa not make it to the event, it will be a fantastic match. Many feel Adam Cole could carry a broomstick to a great match. That bodes well for the case at NXT Takeover Portland.

Who do you think should take Tomasso Ciampa’s place at Takeover should he not be cleared to compete? Let us know in the comment section down below.

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