Tommaso Ciampa On How He Ended Up On WWE Television With The Undertaker 14 Years Ago

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Tommaso Ciampa will at all times bear in mind his first section in a WWE ring. It was a reasonably vital section and he had a key function. His activity was to play an lawyer and stand head to head with The Undertaker. Ciampa was solely 20 years previous on the time and he informed the whole story to the State of Fight podcast.

“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 Davari 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.”

The section ended up going off with no hitch and 14 years later we will bear in mind it somewhat in another way. For those who want a refresher, you may try the clip beneath to see a younger Tommaso Ciampa at work as an lawyer in WWE.

Due to Wrestling Inc for the quote