Tommaso Ciampa is an American professional wrestler. Tommaso Ciampa has been with the company for around a decade and has received numerous awards. Similarly, he has also won the NXT Championship twice. That same year, he was ranked #9 on Sports Illustrated’s list of top male wrestlers, alongside Johny Gargano.
Early Lifestyle and Childhood
Tommaso Whitney, better known by his ring name Tommaso Ciampa, was born in Boston, Massachusetts May 8, 1985. According to astrologers, his zodiac sign is Taurus. He never spoke a single word about his parents or his early years. He is 36 years old.
However, the former ROH television world champion was a passionate wrestler and used to train in the neighborhood. After being coached by Killer Kowalski, he finally made his WWE debut in 2005, at just under 20 years old.
Whitney debuted in January 2005 after being tutored by WWE Hall of Famer Killer Kowalski. He wrestled primarily 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. He also failed to win a fight royal later that day to become the number one contender for the IWF Heavyweight Champion.
In 2005, Whitney made her chaotic wrestling debut as “Tommy Penmanship”. On April 1, he was defeated by Fred Sampson in a qualifier for the Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Championship Tournament. Penmanship teamed 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 won 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 several months without winning a singles match, losing to Matt Logan and Psycho, but he won a match in the first round of the Lethal Lottery Tournament as Psycho’s partner. Likewise, Penmanship and Psycho qualified for a battle royal to determine the number one pick in the CW Heavyweight Championship, but Luis Ortiz won the match.
Likewise, at Breaking Point 2006, Penmanship was again defeated by Psycho, this time in a Psycho Rules match with Tommy Dreamer as the special referee. Penmanship defeated Handsome Johnny on May 19 to win the Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Championship. In addition, Penmanship defeated Bryan Logan, del Monte, and Max Bauer as Chaotic Heavyweight Champion. He retained the title until February 2007 when Brian Milonas defeated him in a Loser Leaves CW match.
World Wrestling Entertainment
He challenged The Undertaker on the July 14, 2005, edition of SmackDown! as Thomas Whitney, ESQ, one of Muhammad Hassan’s attorneys. Before being attacked by Undertaker, Tommaso read a statement from Hassan. Using the ring name Demarso 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 contract with WWE and was assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling on February 4, 2007. On February 21, he made his professional wrestling debut as Tommaso.
After an accident, he had to retire from professional wrestling and was named Dr. Thomas, Anger Management Specialist. During this time he managed Bolin Services (Charles Evans and Justin LaRouche), who won the OVW Tag Team Championships. dr Thomas would eventually 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 resigned from his WWE development contract on August 9.
Independent Circuit (2007–2016)
In late 2007 he returned to the independent scene. Tommaso defeated AJ 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 for the WLW Tag Team Championship twice: once with Steve Anthony on November 22, 2008, and again with Marc Godeker on March 21, 2009.
After returning 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 when he competed in the 2013 Battle of Los Angeles, losing to Brian Cage in the first round.
Back to WWE
Ciampa became part of the NXT Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament on September 2, 2015, although he was not re-signed by WWE. On September 9, he and new partner Johnny Gargano advanced to the second round of the tournament. Ciampa lost a singles fight 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 tapings again on March 15, this time against Jesse Sorensen.
Ciampa returned to NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia on January 27, 2018, attacking Gargano with a crutch to end the show. On the February 21 episode of NXT, he cost Gargano his fight for the NXT Championship against Andrade “Cien” Almas, resulting in Gargano leaving the company per the pre-match clause. Ciampa returned to the ring in the NXT TakeOver: New Orleans main event, but Gargano lost in an unofficial match, culminating in Gargano’s reinstatement to NXT.  Their feud would continue over the next few weeks, with them attacking and interfering in each other’s fights, culminating in Ciampa’s victory in a Chicago Street Fight at NXT TakeOver: Chicago II.
Return from injury (2019–2021)
Ciampa returned from injury on the October 2 episode of NXT by facing Adam Cole, who had become the longest-reigning NXT champion. On the October 30th 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) and set up a WarGames match between Ciampa’s team and The Undisputed before epoch. On November 23rd, Team Ciampa (Ciampa, Lee, Dominik Dijakovic, and Kevin Owens) beat The Undisputed Era at NXT TakeOver: WarGames. This led to 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 and reignited 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. In addition, Ciampa successfully defended his championship against Bron Breakker at Halloween Havoc. Likewise, Ciampa teamed up with Johnny Gargano, LA Knight and Pete Dunne (as “Team Black & Gold”) to take on Breakker, Carmelo Hayes, Grayson Waller and Tony D’Angelo (as “Team 2.0”) at WarGames, but They were defeated after Breakker pinned Ciampa. Ciampa lost the championship to Breakker in a rematch at New Year’s Evil, ending his second reign at 112 days.
Ciampa Tommasos net worth is estimated at $1.5 million. It lists all of his possessions, properties, and financial values. Participation in various events is his main source of income. He also benefits from the bonuses and incentives he receives for winning various games. The 2018 Male Contestant of the Year lives a quiet life in Boston with his family. He rarely flaunts his qualities on his Instagram.
According to sources, the WWE wrestler can earn between $52,000 and $13 million per year. Brock Lesnar, who earns more than $11 million a year, is the highest paid WWE wrestler. Lesnar is followed in terms of earnings by John Cena and Roman Reigns. A wrestler’s earnings come from a variety of sources, including merchandise, pay-per-view, and bonuses. All these are Tommaso Ciampa’s main sources of income.
Tommaso Ciampa and his wife, Jessie Ward, are currently married. In September 2013, the couple married in front of their closest friends and family. The two first met through their mutual pal, professional wrestler Samoa Joe. After that, they began dating 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 retired and works as a television producer. The couple have one daughter together and Tommaso regularly posts pictures of his daughter on social media to show his affection for her.
body measurement and social media
Ciampa is 36 years old and standing at one height of 5 feet 11 inches as of 2021. He weighs an average of 93 kilograms. He stands out from the crowd with his strong body and huge beard.
He is also active on social media such as Instagram and Twitter. He has gained more than 287,000 followers Instagram under the username @nxtciampa. Under the username @NXTCiampa, he has garnered more than 171,400 followers on Twitter.