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NXT Star Tommaso Ciampa Opens Up About His Suicide Attempt

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 4, 1993) – WWF Superstars

On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Dehli Farrell Hall in Dehli, New York and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1994’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Ludvig Borga vs. John Paul

2. Bob Backlund vs. Iron Mike Sharpe

3. The Headshrinkers vs. Greg Hatfield & Todd Mata

4. The 1-2-3 Kid vs. Glen Ruth

5. Diesel vs. Frank Kanyak

6. Men on a Mission vs. Steve Smith & Gus Kantarakis

7. Marty Jannetty vs. Reno Riggins

• NXT Star Tommaso Ciampa Opens Up About His Suicide Attempt

During a recent appearance on Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast, former NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa opened up about his suicide attempt.

Below is what Ciampa said:

“I lost a lot of myself. I’m just in a bad place, and I remember hitting this, I have bad thoughts but I wouldn’t act on them or anything.

I do remember a time where, my attempted suicide was reversing the exhaust in the car, and the worst part to this day to me about it is, so my sister had an ex-boyfriend who years after they broke up, committed suicide, and that is how he did it. I knew it was possible from that.

To this day, it eats at me in a different way. It doesn’t eat at me in a way like, I’m really good at the past is the past, I live in the moment. It’s just one of those things like, goddamn, I can’t fathom my sister then hearing, I can’t even fathom what went through her mind. But that’s how I attempted it.

The attempted thing, it was one of those, even after it happened, for awhile, I reasoned with myself, ‘Oh, it was a cry for help.’ But realistically, I was sitting in the car, doing the reverse exhaust thing.

The reason it didn’t work is because I was in this weird, back parking lot area of this mall, and it was like 2-3 am, and somebody who was off shift, who was done, the mall security, for God knows what reason, decided to do one more circle lap and saw this car, and called the cops.

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