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 Posted: Tue Dec 3rd, 2019 03:38 pm
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Tomasso Ciampa on the Chasing Glory Podcast:
"I've vocalized to them that if I have to go to RAW or Smackdown I'm going to retire and become a Producer or Coach"
-Says he "fought the call up"
-Says a run on the main roster "Isn't worth it for me or my family"
-Says his body wouldn't be able to handle the schedule



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Ciampa has had a ton of injuries and it's been a topic of conversation with HHH that they don't know how much longer he can go. I don't blame him. Given that he knows he'll be booked poorly, it's not worth it.



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I just googled him and even his wife is brittle, man if they have kids i hope the kid doesn't go into wrestling or any contact sport

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krazykid18 wrote: I just googled him and even his wife is brittle, man if they have kids i hope the kid doesn't go into wrestling or any contact sport
Pretty sure he has a little girl. 

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srossi wrote: Ciampa has had a ton of injuries and it's been a topic of conversation with HHH that they don't know how much longer he can go. I don't blame him. Given that he knows he'll be booked poorly, it's not worth it.Maybe they could give him a huge push and rocket him all the way up to winning the Intercontinental Title which is one of the most important belts of all time.



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According to Meltzer, many other talents are coming forward and saying they don’t want to leave NXT. This despite the fact that NXT main eventers get paid 1/4 as much as the lowest level main rosters guys. Of course, they also work a schedule that is more than 1/4 lighter than those in WWE. Between the lighter schedule and the better booking, they’re willing to sacrifice the money. Meltzer says this is going to start to cause problems in shaking up the rosters in the future, and no doubt some will refuse the assignment, leading to even more talents sitting out in limbo as they wait for releases.  

There’s also some grumbling that Finn Balor is still under his main roster contract and is by far the highest paid wrestler in NXT while now wrestling that lighter schedule.  The pay scale situation has to be addressed if NXT is to be considered on par with Raw and Smackdown. Most NXT talents understand that it’s reasonable for them to be paid less, but when a situation like Balor happens, and with NXT just dominating a major WWE PPV, it really throws things out of wack and causes guys to wonder about their pay. 

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It's a contradiction to say they're good with a quarter of the money and then in the next sentence to say they're bitching Balor gets paid more. Which is it?



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victhestick wrote: It's a contradiction to say they're good with a quarter of the money and then in the next sentence to say they're bitching Balor gets paid more. Which is it?
Wrong. It's a common occurrence for someone to be happy with how much they are being paid, then finding out that a colleague is being more than you, and having a feeling of injustice about it. It is possible to hold two thoughts in your head at once.

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Kriss wrote: victhestick wrote: It's a contradiction to say they're good with a quarter of the money and then in the next sentence to say they're bitching Balor gets paid more. Which is it?
Wrong. It's a common occurrence for someone to be happy with how much they are being paid, then finding out that a colleague is being more than you, and having a feeling of injustice about it. It is possible to hold two thoughts in your head at once.

Exactly. I’ve seen it all the time. It makes sense to me.



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srossi wrote: Ciampa has had a ton of injuries and it's been a topic of conversation with HHH that they don't know how much longer he can go. I don't blame him. Given that he knows he'll be booked poorly, it's not worth it.Although if he has, say, 1 year left in him, would he not be better off spending a year doing jobs on Raw than being booked on top of NXT, for 4x the pay and better health benefits?  There is a ton of wrestlers who essentially became WWF bit-part men for their retirement package (Ron Bass, The Spoiler, Rico).

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Ciampa revealed on a podcast that he attempted suicide years ago, knocking himself unconscious from carbon dioxide poisoning. He was in a mall parking lot at 3am and a security guard happened to see the car and called the cops. When they came they had to smash the window and drag him out into fresh air and that saved him.



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