Tommaso Ciampa made his return to WWE television at tonight’s NXT Takeover: Philadelphia event. Ciampa appeared and blasted Johnny Gargano from behind with a crutch after his loss against Andrade Almas in the main event of the show.
— Ringside News (@RingsideNewscom) January 28, 2018
For those not aware, Ciampa underwent multiple surgeries back in August. Those surgeries included his right ankle, right shoulder, and left shoulder. Ciampa was limping away after the segment, so it’s very unlikely that he has not been cleared to return to action. WWE most-likely did the angle to help build to a feud between Ciampa and Gargano at a later date.