Cesaro has, unexpectedly, risen again to become a talking point for the pro wrestling community. According to reports, he has agreed to a WWE contract renewal.
THE GAUNTLET MATCH WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE CESARO AS THE FOCUS
On the latest issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that Cesaro had agreed to a deal with WWE. According to Meltzer, “The Swiss Superman” was supposed to be in the gauntlet match at Smackdown won by Adam Pearce. The idea of a babyface running through the gauntlet before being unfairly eliminated in the end was an idea presented by Daniel Bryan, who had helping produce some matches in Smackdown. Of course, the position was received by Shinsuke Nakamura.
The report added that Shinsuke Nakamura is not being pushed to be a main event babyface. He is in the same position as a midcard wrestler. Nevertheless, he is a babyface now, rather than being a heel.
HIS ACHIEVEMENTS IN WWE AND BEYOND
In WWE, the 40 year old Swiss superstar is a seven-time tag team champion. He held the Smackdown Tag Team Championships twice, once with Sheamus and once with Shinsuke Nakamura. He held the Raw Tag Team Championship five times, once with Tyson Kidd and four times with Sheamus. His tag teams alongside Jack Swagger (The Real Americans), Tyson Kidd (The Brass Ring Club) and Sheamus (The Bar) has made his well known as a tag team specialist.
However, he has also had success as a singles wrestler, having won the WWE United States Championship and the inaugural André the Giant Memorial Trophy at WrestleMania XXX.
Aside from WWE, Cesaro has had notable success in the independent circuit, where he was known by his real name Claudio Castagnoli, where his stints at promotions such as Ring of Honor (ROH) and various independent promotions including Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), and Pro Wrestling Noah are beloved by the pro wrestling community.
As part of his tag team experience, he is a two-time ROH World Tag Team Champion with his partner Chris Hero as The Kings of Wrestling, where their 364-day reign as champions is the longest in company history. The duo reunited once during a WWE live event.