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WWE News: Unsanctioned match added to NXT TakeOver New Orleans 

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5.62K   //    29 Mar 2018, 07:19 IST

Ciampa and Gargano will collide in New Orleans
Ciampa and Gargano will collide in New Orleans

What's the story?

Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa definitely have unfinished business and it seems that both men will be able to leave it all in the ring next weekend since it was revealed this week on NXT that they would collide in an unsanctioned match at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans.

In case you didn't know...

Gargano and Ciampa were once NXT Tag Team Champions as part of DIY, but almost a year ago at NXT TakeOver: Chicago, Ciampa turned on his friend and left fans heartbroken before he was then forced to undergo knee surgery and missed almost a year of in-ring action.

In that time Gargano was able to push himself to the top of the roster and face Andrade "Cien" Almas for the NXT Championship back in January, which was where Ciampa made his return and attacked his former Tag Team partner with a crutch.

It was Ciampa who then cost Gargano his job in NXT a few weeks ago when he attacked him as part of his match with Almas where his career was on the line and then forced him to walk away from the company. This hasn't kept Gargano away since he attacked Ciampa last week on NXT and it seems that the issues between these former friends are far from over.

The heart of the matter

After almost a year of build-up to the match between these two stars, it seems that Ciampa will finally have to step up and face his former partner in a one-on-one match, but it's a match that will have no rules. Since Gargano is no longer an NXT star, the only match that the duo can have is an unsanctioned match.

This was made official by General Manager William Regal this week on NXT, which has definitely added a boost to the card for the show that will open WrestleMania weekend.

The added stipulation here is that if Ciampa is able to defeat Gargano then he will be banned from NXT and unable to continue to sneak up on his old partner.

What's next?

There is one more week of NXT before their biggest show of the year and it seems that there could be more build up to this match before these two former friends collide in one of the most anticipated matches of the year.

Author's take

This is incredible! Gargano vs Ciampa has been building for so long and these two men tore the house down as part of the Cruiserweight Classic so the NXT Universe is in for a treat next weekend. This could be the greatest NXT TakeOver that the company has ever produced, it seems that next weekend will definitely be a special one.


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