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Tommaso Ciampa Reveals How He Ended Up Working With The Undertaker In WWE In 2005

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 18, 1995) – WWF Superstars

On this day in 1995, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Agridome in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1995’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

Davey Boy Smith vs. Roy Raymond

Hakushi vs. Brian Walsh

Dean Douglas vs. Tim McNeany

Goldust vs. Bob Holly

Ahmed Johnson vs. Scott D’Amore

• Tommaso Ciampa Reveals How He Ended Up Working With The Undertaker In WWE In 2005

Former NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa worked a segment with The Undertaker on SmackDown back in 2005.

During a recent appearance on State Of Combat podcast, Ciampa revealed how he ended up working that segment with The Phenom.

Below is what he said:

“I was 20 at the time, they happened to be in town and at that time I was living close to Boston, Massachusetts. I believe that the show wasn’t that far from me. I was training at Killer Kowalski’s old place, and at that time it was the Chaotic Training Center but now it is the New England Training Academy, but we were kind of the feeding ground. Anytime WWE was in the northeast area that is who they would call. They would call them for extra talent.

Luckily for me, I have always felt comfortable around the microphone, so in that part I wasn’t nervous, particularly because I had a script that I was reading off of because I was acting like a lawyer that day so I didn’t even have to memorize the lines.

But the day itself was crazy, because once I got picked, it was probably 4 pm at the time. It was an important angle for WWE because maybe a week or two prior, Mohammad Hassan and Daivari had done something to upset the executives or whatever it was at the time, or maybe it was UPN, or whatever it was. It was around the time of the terrorists so it just didn’t sit well with people.

This lawyer thing had to be an apology that came off sincere, and also in the wrestling world, it had to make sense and also for The Undertaker to come out.

I rehearsed that script in front of everybody. I did a solo in front of Vince McMahon in his office. I did an in-ring with The Undertaker, Vince McMahon and Triple H.

Looking back now, it’s like I see how big of a deal it was and how crazy it was to have that one-on-one time with everybody as a 20-year-old kid on the independents. It was wild. Everyone treated me incredibly well.

I remember that they didn’t like the suit that I had on so they went and bought me a suit and let me keep it.”

You can watch this segment below:

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