Real name: Tommasso Whitney
Weight: 220 lbs.
Date of birth: May 8, 1985
Hometown: Scriptshire, PA
Pro debut: January 2005
Trained by: Chaotic Wrestling
Finishing move: Project Ciampa
– On May 19, 2006 in Methuen, MA, Thomas Penmanship defeated Handsome Johnny to capture the Chaotic Heavyweight title.
– WWE signed Penmanship and assigned him to Ohio Valley Wrestling.
– On August 9, 2007, Whitney was released from his WWE developmental contract.
– In January 2011, Ciampa began working regularly for ROH. He joined Prince Nana in his heel stable The Embassy.
– At an ROH house show on January 21, 2012, Ciampa defeated ROH World Television Champion Jay Lethal in a Proving Ground Match to earn a future match for the ROH World Television Championship.
– On December 14, 2013, Ciampa defeated Matt Taven at Final Battle to win the ROH World Television title.
– In his early career, Whitney wrestled as Thomas (sometimes Tommy) Penmanship.
– On August 6, 2005, Penmanship defeated Chase Del Monte to win the Chaotic New England Title.
– On November 11, 2005, Penmanship defeated Del Monte in a Ladder Match to retain the Chaotic New England Title.
– On December 9, 2005, Penmanship defeated Psycho to retain the Chaotic New England Title.
– In mid-December, Whitney (under his real name) wrestled two WWE tryout matches, losing to Lance Cade on Heat and Jamie Noble on Velocity.
– On January 6, 2006, Penmanship defeated Jason Blade to retain the Chaotic New England Title.
– On May 19, 2006, Penmanship defeated Handsome Johnny to win the Chaotic Heavyweight Title.
– On June 9, 2006, Penmanship defeated Handsome Johnny to retain the Chaotic Heavyweight Title.
– On August 21, 2006, Whitney wrestled another WWE dark match, teaming with Kofi Kingston in a loss to Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch.
– On September 8, 2006, Penmanship defeated Chase Del Monte to retain the Chaotic Heavyweight Title.
– On December 1, 2006, Penmanship defeated Max Bauer to retain the Chaotic Heavyweight Title.
– On February 4, 2007, it was announced that Whitney had signed a WWE development deal. By the end of the month, he was competing for OVW as ‘Tommaso.’
– Two weeks later, Tommaso made his OVW debut, defeating TJ Dalton.
– On August 9, 2007, Whitney was released from his WWE deal.
– In March 2008, Whitney returned to Chaotic Wrestling, competing under a mask as ‘El Scripto Mascharito’ to defeat Franciz.
– On April 4, 2008, Penmanship fought Chaotic Heavyweight Champion Bryan Logan to a no-contest.
– By the end of April, Whitney was competing as Tommaso Ciampa.
– On October 10, 2009, Ciampa entered the ECWA Super 8 Tournament, defeating Dan Eckos & Mike Tobin to reach the final, where he lost to Nick Logan.
– On July 10, 2010, Ciampa entered the ECWA Super 8 Tournament, defeating Chris Wylde & Chase Del Monte to reach the final, where he lost to Austin Creed.
– On December 3, 2010, Ciampa won a 20-Man Battle Royal to win the vacant TRP Heavyweight Title.
– On January 1, 2011, Ciampa defeated Vinny Marseglia to retain the TRP Heavyweight Title.
– On January 22, 2011, Ciampa made his ROH debut, defeating Mike Sydal.
– On February 20, 2011, Ciampa defeated Vinny Marseglia to retain the TRP Heavyweight Title.
– At Honor Takes Centre Stage ’11, Ciampa defeated Homicide.
– On April 8, 2011, Ciampa defeated Matt Taven to retain the TRP Heavyweight Title.
– On April 30, 2011, Ciampa entered his third ECWA Super 8 Tournament in as many years. He defeated Shiima Xion, Rich Swann and Adam Cole on his way to victory.
– At Best In The World ’11, Ciampa defeated Colt Cabana.
– In late 2011, Ciampa joined Prince Nana’s Embassy stable in ROH.
– At Death Before Dishonor IX, The Embassy (Ciampa & Rhino) defeated Homicide & Jay Lethal.
– At Final Battle ’11, Ciampa defeated Jimmy Rave.
– On March 3, 2012, Ciampa defeated Adam Cole, Jay Lethal & Mike Bennett to win ROH’s March Madness Tournament.
– At ROH’s 10th Anniversary Show, Ciampa fought ROH Television Champion Jay Lethal to a time-limit draw.
– At Showdown In The Sun, Ciampa defeated Cedric Alexander.
– At Final Battle ’13, Ciampa defeated Matt Taven to win the ROH Television Title.
– On January 4, 2014, Ciampa defeated Silas Young to retain the ROH Television Title.
– On January 25, 2014, Ciampa defeated Jay Lethal & Matt Taven in a 3-Way Match to retain the ROH Television Title.
– In February 2014, Ciampa defended the ROH Television Title against Hanson, Jay Lethal & Freddy Stahl.
– In March 2014, Ciampa defended the ROH Television Title against Martin Kirby, Kris Travis, Eddie Dennis & Matt Taven.
– At ROH/NJPW War of the Worlds, Ciampa, ACH & Matt Taven defeated Forever Hooligans (Alex Koslov & Rocky Romero) & Takaaki Watanabe.
– On September 20, 2014, Ciampa defeated David Starr & Antonio Atama in a Triple Threat Match to win the XWA Title.
– On January 17, 2015, Ciampa defeated Paul London & JT Dunn in a Triple Threat Match to retain the XWA Title.
– At House of Harcore IX, Ciampa defeated Eddie Kingston
– In late-July 2015, Ciampa made appearances at two TNA Impact tapings
– In August 2015, Ciampa & Johnny Gargano were announced as surprise entrants into NXT’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. The duo defeated Bull Dempsey & Tyler Breeze in the first round
– At House of Hardcore XI, Ciampa defeated Alex Reynolds & JT Dunn in an Elimination Match
– At NXT Takeover Brooklyn II, Gargano & Ciampa dubbed themselves ‘DIY’
– At NXT Takeover Toronto, #DIY defeated The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) in a Best of 3 Falls Match to win the NXT Tag Team Titles
– Following a defeat to The Authors of Pain at Takeover: Chicago, Ciampa turned on Gargano, signalling the end of DIY. Soon after the match, it was revealed that Ciampa had suffered a knee ligament injury and would be out for some time
– Ciampa returned from injury at Takeover: Philadelphia, attacking Gargano after his NXT Title match
– At Takeover: Chicago II, Ciampa defeated Gargano in a Street Fight
– On the July 25, 2018 episode of NXT, Ciampa defeated Aleister Black to win the NXT Title
– At Takeover Brooklyn 4, Ciampa defeated Johnny Gargano in a Last Man Standing Match to retain the NXT Title
– At Takeover: War Games II, Ciampa defeated The Velveteen Dream to retain the NXT Title
– At Takeover: Phoenix, Ciampa defeated Aleister Black to retain the NXT Title
– In February 2019, Ciampa made his main roster debut, teaming with Gargano to defeat former rivals The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) and The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro)
– In March 2019, Ciampa was forced to relinquish his NXT Title due to having to undergo neck surgery. In an update posted on April 1, Ciampa was unsure if he would be able to return to the ring