PRO WRESTLING STORIES: Gargano and Ciampa – Quintessential Feud of the Modern Era

By Chris Toplack – Dec 4, 2019


Ciampa & GarganoThe feud between Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa is a journey of friendship, betrayal, and ghosts that continue to linger in the background…

“Sometimes, the wicked will tell us things just to confuse us–to haunt our thoughts long after we’ve faced them.”
Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

The above quote quite fittingly describes the relationship between Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa. Just because you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town!

If we’re to discuss the feud of Gargano and Ciampa, we need to go back to late June of 2016 at the first round of the Cruiserweight Classic.

Heading into this match, the story was centered around tag team partners forced to tear each other apart in an effort to advance. Mauro Ranallo even echoed that statement.

The match lasted just over 10 minutes with the really compelling aspect being Ciampa’s unwillingness to pull the trigger as he contemplated landing the running knee from the corner, but ultimately the Psycho Killer had a moment of compassion that cost him … Read More HERE

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