Tommaso Ciampa: Bio
Tommaso Ciampa is the type of Superstar you should keep an eye on. Not just because he’s talented, but because he’ll stab you in the back when you’re not looking.
A well-traveled veteran of the independent scene, The Blackheart first made his mark in NXT alongside Johnny Gargano. United as #DIY and with the full support of the NXT Universe, Ciampa & Gargano won the NXT Tag Team Titles from The Revival in a bout that earned the 2016 NXT Match of the Year honors.
Ciampa and Gargano’s close friendship unraveled after they lost the titles to The Authors of Pain. Following multiple failed attempts to regain the championships, Ciampa finally snapped at NXT TakeOver: Chicago in May 2017 and attacked Gargano in a harrowing post-match assault. Ever since, the self-proclaimed Greatest Sports-Entertainer of All Time has been a thorn in Gargano’s side, willing to sink to savage depths to torment his onetime best friend. The bitterness has turned obsessive and dangerous, with Ciampa sending Gargano to medical facilities on multiple occasions. Whether they like it or not, they seem destined to be inextricably linked.
If he’s willing to do that to a man he once called his best friend, you can only imagine the damage that The Blackheart can inflict on a perfect stranger.