Fans of professional wrestling may soon see the reunion of one of their favourite tag teams. The WWE is planning to reunite Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa, also known as DIY’‹.
Reports suggest that the organization has been considering a DIY reunion for some time. The speculation began earlier in the year and has persisted, even as Ciampa recovers from a recent injury.
According to a report from Boozer Wrestling, plans to reintegrate Ciampa with Gargano were still in place as recently as yesterday’‹.
The Journey of DIY
Gargano and Ciampa weren’t always a team. They first partnered for the inaugural Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic in 2015.
Despite this being their first collaboration, they quickly developed a strong rapport and became a standout act of NXT. Their talent and teamwork earned them a reputation as one of the world’s best tag teams’‹.
DIY in WWE: Achievements and Setbacks
In November 2016, DIY took home the NXT Tag Team Championship after defeating the Revival at TakeOver: Toronto. They held onto their title until the following January when they lost to the Authors of Pain at TakeOver: San Antonio’‹.
DIY’s success was not without its trials. The team broke up in May following a surprise attack by Ciampa on Gargano at TakeOver: Chicago, leading to a feud between the two’‹.
A Series of Reunions
Despite their differences, Gargano and Ciampa have occasionally reunited since 2019. With Ciampa’s anticipated return to WWE programming, fans can expect a more permanent reunion of DIY’‹.
The Return of Ciampa
Ciampa’s last wrestling match was at a live event in Bakersfield, California, on September 17, 2022. His last TV match saw him teaming with the Miz to score a disqualification win over Lashley and AJ Styles on the August 22, 2022, episode of WWE Raw’‹.
Ciampa later revealed in October that he would be undergoing surgery for a torn hip labrum. The timing was unfortunate, as the injury occurred shortly after Gargano’s return to WWE.
Since then, Gargano’s appearances have been sporadic, leading fans to speculate about the future of DIY’‹.
What’s Next for DIY?
Despite their tumultuous history, Gargano and Ciampa have proven to have exceptional chemistry, both as opponents and as tag team partners.
A reunion of DIY could invigorate the WWE’s tag team division and be a positive development for fans worldwide’‹.