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Tommaso Ciampa

Tommaso Ciampa is an American professional wrestler. Tommaso Ciampa has been with the company for about a decade and has received numerous awards. Similarly, he has also won the NXT Championship twice. He became No. 9 on Sports Illustrated’s list of the Best Male Wrestlers in the same year, alongside Johny Gargano.

Early Life and Childhood

Tommaso Whitney, better known by his ring name Tommaso Ciampa, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 8, 1985. His zodiac sign is Taurus, according to astrologers. He has never spoken a single word about his parents or his early years. He is 37 years old.

However, the one-time ROH World Television Champion was passionate about wrestling and used to train in the neighborhood. After being coached by Killer Kowalski, he finally made his WWE debut in 2005, at the age of barely 20 years old.

Tommaso Ciampa – Net Worth 2024

Ciampa Tommaso’s net worth is believed to be $ 1.5 million. It lists all of his possessions, properties, and financial values. Competing in various events is his main source of income.

He also benefits from the bonuses and incentives he receives for winning various matches. The 2018 Male Competitor of the Year leads a quiet life in Boston with his family. On his Instagram, he rarely flaunts his properties.

The WWE wrestler can earn anywhere between $52,000 and $13 million per year, according to sources. Brock Lesnar, who earns more than $11 million per year, is the highest-paid WWE wrestler.

Lesnar is followed by John Cena and Roman Reigns in terms of earnings. A wrestler’s earnings come from a variety of sources, including merchandise, pay-per-view, and bonuses. All of these are Tommaso Ciampa’s primary sources of income.

Body Measurements

Ciampa is 36 years old and stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches as of 2021. He weighs 93 kilograms on average. He stands out from the crowd with his powerful body and huge beard.

Professional Life

Whitney debuted in January 2005, after being taught by WWE Hall of Famer Killer Kowalski. He mostly wrestled for Massachusetts-based independent organizations such as Chaotic Wrestling and Top Rope Promotions.

He competed in an IWF Junior Heavyweight Championship match against champion Sean Royal on May 22, 2005, but lost. Later that day, he also failed to win a fight royal to become the IWF Heavyweight Champion’s number one contender.

In 2005, Whitney made her Chaotic Wrestling debut as “Tommy Penmanship.” On April 1, he was defeated by Fred Sampson in a qualifying match for the Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Championship Tournament.

Penmanship paired up with Arch Kincaid in June to challenge the Logan Brothers for the Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Championship, but they were defeated.

On August 8, Penmanship earned his first championship, the Chaotic Wrestling New England Championship, after defeating Chase del Monte.

He successfully defended it against former del Monte, Jason Blade, and Psycho for half a year before losing it to Psycho at Cold Fury 5.

Penmanship then went a few months without winning a singles bout, losing to Matt Logan and Psycho, but he did win a first-round match in the Lethal Lottery Tournament partnering with Psycho.

Likewise, Penmanship and Psycho qualified for a battle royal to determine the CW Heavyweight Championship’s number one contender, but Luis Ortiz won the match.

Likewise, Penmanship was defeated by Psycho once more at Breaking Point 2006, this time in a Psycho Rules bout with Tommy Dreamer as the special referee. Penmanship defeated Handsome Johnny on May 19 to win the Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Championship.

Moreover, Penmanship overcame Bryan Logan, Del Monte, and Max Bauer as the Chaotic Heavyweight champion. He retained the title until February 2007, when Brian Milonas defeated him in a “Loser leaves CW” bout.

World Wrestling Entertainment 

He challenged The Undertaker on July 14, 2005, edition of SmackDown! as Thomas Whitney, ESQ, one of Muhammad Hassan’s lawyers. Before being attacked by The Undertaker, Tommaso read a statement from Hassan.

Under the ring name Demarco Whitney, he was defeated by Jamie Noble on the December 17 episode of Velocity. He and Kofi Kingston had a dark match against Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch on the August 25, 2006 episode of Heat.

Whitney signed a developmental deal with WWE and was assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling on February 4, 2007. On February 21, he made his professional wrestling debut as Tommaso.

Following an accident, he was forced to retire from professional wrestling and became known as Dr. Thomas, Anger Management Specialist, during which time he managed Bolin Services (Charles Evans and Justin LaRouche), who won the OVW tag team championships.

Dr. Thomas would ultimately make his ring debut at Six Flags, tagging with Bolin Services to face Elijah Burke and Cryme Tyme in a 6-man tag match.

Whitney introduced a new gimmick on June 27, 2007, when he began wrestling as a Prodigy while wearing a mask. Whitney terminated his WWE developmental contract on August 9.

Independent circuit (2007–2016)

He returned to the independent circuit in late 2007. Tommaso defeated A.J. Styles and Eddie Edwards to win the MWF Television Championship on September 29.

Ciampa made his debut in Harley Race’s World League Wrestling in September 2008. In October, he competed in the WLW Heavyweight Championship Nine-Man Battle Royal.

Ciampa also unsuccessfully challenged the WLW Tag Team Championship twice: once with Steve Anthony on November 22, 2008, and again with Marc Godeker on March 21, 2009.

Following his return to New England in 2008, Ciampa competed in the ECWA Super 8 Tournament in 2009 and 2010, eventually winning the tournament in 2011 by defeating Adam Cole.

Ciampa debuted for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) on August 30, 2013, as he competed in the 2013 Battle of Los Angeles, losing in the first round to Brian Cage.

Tommaso Ciampa

Caption: Tommaso Ciampa posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Return to WWE

Tommaso Ciampa became part of the NXT Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament on September 2, 2015, despite not being re-signed by WWE.

On September 9, he and his new partner Johnny Gargano proceeded to the second round of the tournament. Ciampa lost a singles bout to Breeze on the September 30 program. On the December 2 episode of NXT, he won against Samoa Joe.

On the January 13, 2016, edition of NXT, Ciampa defeated Danny Burch, and on the February 24, show, he defeated Bull Dempsey. Ciampa won again on March 15 tapings, this time against Jesse Sorensen.

Ciampa made his NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia return on January 27, 2018, assaulting Gargano with a crutch to conclude the show.

On the February 21 episode of NXT, he cost Gargano his NXT Championship battle against Andrade “Cien” Almas, causing Gargano to quit the company as per the pre-match clause.

Ciampa returned to the ring in the main event of NXT TakeOver: New Orleans, but Gargano was defeated in an unofficial match, culminating in Gargano’s reinstatement to NXT.

Their feud would continue over the next few weeks, with them attacking one other and interfering in each other’s bouts, culminating in Ciampa’s victory in a Chicago Street Fight at NXT TakeOver: Chicago II.

Return from injury (2019–2021)

Tommaso Ciampa made his return from injury on the October 2 episode of NXT by confronting Adam Cole, who had become the longest-reigning NXT Champion.

On the October 30 broadcast of NXT, Ciampa protected Matt Riddle and Keith Lee from a brutal attack by The Undisputed Era (Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly, and Roderick Strong), setting up a WarGames battle between Ciampa’s team and The Undisputed Era.

On November 23, Team Ciampa (Ciampa, Lee, Dominik Dijakovic, and Kevin Owens) beat The Undisputed Era at NXT TakeOver: WarGames.

This resulted in a match between Ciampa and Cole for the NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver: Portland on February 16, 2020, which Cole won when Gargano cost Ciampa the match, reigniting their feud.

Ciampa won the vacant NXT Championship on September 14 after defeating LA Knight, Pete Dunne, and Von Wagner in a fatal four-way match. Moreover, Ciampa successfully defended his championship against Bron Breaker at Halloween Havoc.

Likewise, Ciampa teamed up with Johnny Gargano, LA Knight, and Pete Dunne (as “Team Black & Gold”) to face Breaker, Carmelo Hayes, Grayson Waller, and Tony D’Angelo (as “Team 2.0”) at WarGames, but they were defeated after Breaker pinned Ciampa.

Ciampa lost the championship to Breaker in a rematch at New Year’s Evil, ending his second reign at 112 days.

Relationship Status

Tommaso Ciampa and his wife, Jessie Ward, are currently married. In September 2013, the pair married in front of their closest friends and family.

The two met for the first time through their common buddy, professional wrestler Samoa Joe. After that, they began meeting and dating for more than a year before deciding to live together.

Jessie Ward, Tommaso’s wife, was born on December 16, 1979. She is also a retired professional who works as a television producer. The couple has a daughter together, and Tommaso routinely posts images of his daughter on social media to demonstrate his affection for her.

Tommaso Ciampa – Social Media

Similarly, he is active on social media including Instagram and Twitter. He has gained more than 287k followers on Instagram under the username @nxtciampa. He has gained more than 171.4k followers on Twitter under the username @NXTCiampa.