Black and Ciampa to collide for NXT Title next week on WWE Network

Tommaso Ciampa and Aleister Black speak out before NXT Title Match: WWE NXT, July 18, 2018

Tommaso Ciampa claims to see right through NXT Champion Aleister Black's mystique. Black says Ciampa is lost and confused. Which Superstar will be proven correct when they collide for the NXT Title?

NXT Champion Aleister Black may have overcome the monstrous Lars Sullivan at TakeOver: Chicago II, but now he gets set to face his most volatile challenge yet when he defends the title against Tommaso Ciampa tonight on WWE NXT. 

Ciampa got the ball rolling by antagonizing Black on social media and making it clear that he was coming for the title. From there, The Blackheart (who insists his problems with Johnny Gargano are finally done) confronted The Dutch Destroyer on the June 27 edition of NXT, getting under the champion’s skin by claiming that he needs only one opportunity to make Black’s title reign “fade to black.”

Seeing this transpire, NXT General Manager William Regal gave both Superstars what they craved — a one-on-one title match. Since Regal’s declaration, “Tommy Sports-Entertainment” has continued to hound Black on Twitter, including dismissing him as a “transitional champion.”

Will Ciampa’s proclamation hold true? Or will The Dutch Destroyer make it past the ultra-dangerous Blackheart? Find out when two of NXT’s biggest Superstars clash on the award-winning WWE Network

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