Velveteen Dream confronted NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, and Nikki Cross rattled both Superstars with a new revelation
ORLANDO, Fla. — NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa kicked off this week’s NXT by responding to Velveteen Dream’s accusation that Ciampa was behind the mysterious ambush on Aleister Black in August. The self-proclaimed Greatest Sports-Entertainer of All Time concluded that Dream invoked Ciampa’s name solely to get the champion’s attention and not because he believed The Blackheart was the assailant.
Velveteen Dream sauntered to the ring and made his intentions known, stating the NXT Championship deserves a “true experience” and not a guilt trip from Ciampa. After Ciampa suggested Dream might not be “tough enough” (an insult that Ciampa, who speaks to the NXT Championship, attributed to the title), Dream insisted that all he needs is one opportunity to prove The Blackheart wrong.
Before the war of words escalated any further, Nikki Cross crashed the party. NXT’s Twisted Sister, who has repeatedly claimed to know the identity of Black’s attacker, confounded both Ciampa and Dream, telling each Superstar, “I know what you did.” (Cross’ wild behavior, like playfully smacking Dream on the nose and defiantly knocking the microphone out of Ciampa’s hands, didn't help matters.)
Once again, Cross held back from providing specifics, leaving the NXT Universe — as well as Ciampa and Dream — in suspense.