WWE signed professional wrestle of the developmental territory NXT who became the NXT Champion in his first reign. He is also a former NXT Tag Team Champion alongside Johnny Gargano.
He made his debut in 2005. He was trained by WWE Hall of Famer Killer Kowalski.
His ring names have included Demarso Whitney, Dr. Thomas, Prodigy, Thomas Penmanship, Tommaso Ciampa, Tommy Penmanship and Thomas Whitney, ESQ. He previously managed a fitness studio.
He married former professional wrestler Jessie Ward.
He has defeated Adam Cole in the Ring of Honor event.