• Former NXT Champion Says He’s The Best Wrestler In The World
During a recent interview with Denise Salcedo, former NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa talked about his match with WALTER for the NXT UK Championship at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver in April.
Here’s what Ciampa had to say:
“I think it was a smart strategy to try and break the boy’s hand because the chops sucked. It’s wild because I just don’t know how he does it. It echoes, it caves you even see the photos of how his hand prints and manipulates a chest, it’s legit. He’s a hell of a competitor. I always knew that.
I did a lot of tours in WXW in Germany, we never got to get in the ring together but he was one of those guys where I knew, ‘I bet we’re gonna have a special one.’ I wish it was in front of a huge sold-out arena, I think it would have added a new element to it.
I was happy with [the match]. I think for me really though it was one of those like I just remember going into it like, ‘I feel I gotta remind people.’ I didn’t understand why, but I feel like in 2018 people kinda got how damn good I was and then I broke my neck and I went away for surgery and I get it I took a little time off there.
But I just feel like people don’t realize how damn good I am, I am the best wrestler in the world, point blank. And I felt that in the WALTER match, ‘I guess I’ll just remind people and see if they forget quickly again,’ or whatever it may be.
But now it’s time for Timmy and I to go show people again at the Great American Bash.”
Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher will take on MSK for the NXT Tag Team Championship tomorrow night on NXT Great American Bash.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 5, 2009) – Old School Wrestling Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2009, we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran Waldo Von Erich (Real name: Walter Sieber) at the age of 75 due to an accident.
Waldo was named a Von Erich, when legendary WCCW promoter Fritz Von Erich billed him as his brother.
During the 60s & 70s, people did believe that Waldo was a legitimate family member, while later on the fans didn’t fall for Lance Von Erich, who was brought in as Waldo’s son in 1985.
† REST IN PEACE WALDO VON ERICH
October 2, 1933 – July 5, 2009