It is being reported in today’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa is currently out of action with an undisclosed injury.
While the severity of the injury is unknown, Dave Meltzer noted that Ciampa missed this week’s SmackDown Live show, and has wrestled very few non-TV matches this year.
“Ciampa is injured although we don’t know the severity of it. It’s something he had been working through with the idea of taking care of it after the Gargano match at Takeover. But that explains why he’s wasn’t on television this week nor was he listed for the upcoming weekend NXT dates. He’s actually only worked five non-TV or major streaming shows so far this year.”
Ciampa was out for several months last year with a torn ACL, but it isn’t clear whether this new injury is related. He continues to wear a knee brace as a result of his ACL injury.
As mentioned above, it looks like Ciampa is heading for yet another match with Johnny Gargano at TakeOver: New York, so hopefully he’s healthy enough to work that match before taking any time out.