This week’s episode of WWE SmackDown has started the build to Survivor Series perfectly, as Tommaso Ciampa made a huge statement on behalf of Team NXT by pinning The Miz cleanly.
Tommaso Ciampa became one of the best heels in wrestling as the WWE NXT Champion, and he showed off his mic skills in a promo on Miz TV before facing The Miz in a surprise one-on-one match on this week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown on FOX.
Best of all, Ciampa won. While it’s not really a surprise that Ciampa, who is booked quite strongly on NXT, won against an established star who can afford to lose, it was still a huge statement-making win for the entire NXT roster.
Survivor Series is going to be awesome, huh?
WWE fans had plenty of positives thoughts and popped HUGE for Ciampa showing up, Ciampa insulting The Miz, and Ciampa winning the match.
Basically, everyone *black heart emoji* Ciampa.
The Miz is helping to make Ciampa a star just like he helped make Daniel Bryan a star. What a great guy.
You love to see it.
Nikki Cross vs. Bayley? Shayna Baszler shows up to attack Bayley afterwards? Keith Lee and Matt Riddle destroy Sami Zayn?
100% worth the $0.00 I spent.
Be still, our black hearts.
And now that I know, I’m more than happy to see it again one day.
Same. *Nostalgically remembers the old Ciampa vs. Johnny Gargano TakeOver matches*
Mia Yim’s taste >
The stuff before the match was also #good.
It’s amazing the boost the NXT stars have given his show. So now imagine how good Survivor Series is going to be this year with NXT front and center with the main roster!
Tommaso Ciampa vs. The Miz is a match well worth taking a look at if you missed it, and you should also go out of your way to watch the promo work. There’s a reason why WWE trusts these two guys on the mic.