Ever since Tommaso Ciampa returned from an injury earlier this year, the NXT Champion has been coming down to the ring for his matches with no entrance music at all. Instead, Ciampa has walked down to the ring accompanied only by a chorus of boos from the fans in attendance. That all changed during the NXT TV tapings in Full Sail University last night. Those who attended the show have reported that Ciampa has now received an entrance theme and it will be debuting on NXT programming within the next few weeks. The addition of entrance music comes right after Ciampa retained his NXT Championship over Johnny Gargano during the main event of NXT Takeover: Brooklyn this past weekend.
THE CHAMP IS HERE…CIAMPA GOT MUSIC!!!!! #Blackheart #NXTFSLive #WWENXT pic.twitter.com/tnXJgdQHea
— C.Ross ???? (@C_Ross22_) August 24, 2018
Unfortunately, Matt Hardy’s in-ring future continues to be in doubt right now. Hardy had been enjoying a run as “Woken” Matt Hardy on WWE programming before he was taken off of television in order to recuperate from injuries that he has sustained over the course of his long wrestling career. Several reports and photos from Hardy have suggested that he has begun working as a backstage producer in WWE while he continues to decide the next step in his in-ring career. Earlier this week, Hardy sent out a tweet confirming his new role in the company as a producer. Reby Hardy, Matt’s wife, recently said that her husband is in a “transitional period” and that his current WWE deal expires in March of 2019.
I absolutely LOVE this behind the scenes @WWE Summerslam photo. Producing content AND babysitting at the same time. pic.twitter.com/HRrKOFgrpj
— Matthew Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) August 23, 2018
WWE 2K19 is shaping up to be another impressive outing for WWE and 2K. The video game comes out later this year, and it will once again feature an impressively large number of settings, custom options, and playable characters (including pre-order bonus characters Rey Mysterio and Ronda Rousey,) but there are still a few more surprises left that have yet to be announced by WWE or 2K. In a message recently posted on Twitter, WWE confirmed that they will be making an announcement concerning the WWE 2K19 video game during tomorrow’s NXT UK tapings. No word yet on what this announcement may be, but perhaps it will involve some of the NXT UK roster members being involved in this year’s game.
We’ve got a special #WWE2K19 announcement coming during the #NXTUK taping tomorrow at @IGFestUK (7PM – 10:30PM BST / 11AM – 2:30PM PT). Can you guess what it might be? #i63 pic.twitter.com/jk777uZyYh
— WWE 2K19 (@WWEgames) August 24, 2018