Will Ciampa continue to balk at Black’s invitation?
Aleister Black doesn’t want to wait until Saturday at TakeOver: Phoenix to absolve NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa of his sins. The self-proclaimed Greatest Sports-Entertainer of All Time, on the other hand, insists he has no interest in coming face-to-face with The Dutch Destroyer unless it’s on a grand stage befitting a main event player like himself, such as TakeOver.
Yet, should Black — or the NXT Universe, for that matter — take The Blackheart’s words at face value considering his ignoble track record? And even if Ciampa’s deferral isn’t just more psychological warfare by NXT’s chief puppet-master, there’s reason to think that Black’s pure determination and rage might be enough to bring the two forces into conflict before their title bout in Phoenix, whether the champion likes it or not.