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Tommaso Ciampa wins NXT Championship on debut of NXT 2.O

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For the second time in his career, Tommaso Ciampa is the NXT Champion.

Tuesday night was the debut, or re-launch, of NXT, now known as NXT 2.0. With Samoa Joe relinquishing the NXT Championship this past week, a fatal-four way match between Ciampa, Von Wagner, LA Knight and Pete Dunne was made to determine who would be the next champion.

Ciampa was the one bringing the gold home with him.

The 36-year-old Boston native has been with the WWE since September of 2015, competing primarily with NXT. Along with now being a two-time NXT Champion, Ciampa is also a former NXT Tag Team Champion as well.

Ciampa won his first championship back on July 18 when he defeated Aleister Black (now Malakai Black in AEW). He relinquished the belt on March 20, 2019 due to injury, ending a 237 day reign.

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