Black vs. Ciampa NXT title match set for later this month

Tommaso Ciampa is set to challenge for Aleister Black’s title on an episode of NXT television later this month.

It was announced on last night’s show that Black vs. Ciampa for the NXT Championship would be taking place on the episode that airs on July 25. That will be taped when NXT returns to Full Sail University on July 18 for the last set of TV tapings leading into TakeOver: Brooklyn IV.

Whatever happens in Black vs. Ciampa should help set up the card for Brooklyn. An angle leading into last month’s TakeOver: Chicago special saw Ciampa attack Johnny Gargano and take him out of a match with Black before Gargano was supposed to challenge for the title on TV.

After being defeated by Ciampa in Chicago, Gargano hit the same draping DDT that Ciampa used to beat him as the finish of his match with EC3 on last night’s episode. The storyline is that Gargano’s rivalry with Ciampa is continuing to turn him into what he was fighting against.

Ciampa interrupted a promo from Black on the June 29 episode of NXT TV to set him up as the next challenger for the title. That was after Black retained against Lars Sullivan in Chicago.

TakeOver: Brooklyn will be held at the Barclays Center on August 18 as part of SummerSlam weekend.