The King Has Been Dethroned


2014 has been kind and heartbreaking to Cesaro. Every wrestler goes through good and bad times, but what’s happening to Cesaro is just absolutely heartbreaking. When he won the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal, it seemed like he would finally get the push he rightfully deserved. Instead, he has backtracked. He isn’t even allowed to do his signature swing move anymore. From the looks of it, Cesaro is getting buried by WWE but I hope I’m wrong. In this article, I am here to tell you where things went wrong for Cesaro. I am also going to touch on what he can do to get back on the right track.

Everything started when The Real Americans (Cesaro and Jack Swagger) split up after failing to win the Tag Team Championship at Wrestlemania XXX. Later on that evening was the Andre the Giant battle royal. Cesaro, who wasn’t even announced as a participant earlier in the week, won by lifting up Big Show and body slamming him over the top rope. It was one of the most spectacular things seen in Wrestlemania history. The following night on Raw, Cesaro said that he is no longer aligned with Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger. Cesaro then tells everyone that he is now a Paul Heyman guy. This was big news, because Heyman has had guys like Punk and Lesnar accomplish so much in the business. Curtis Axel may have been a failure, but there is no way Cesaro was going to turn up like that. His future looked bright with Heyman being his manager, but his first true test was right around the corner.

Shortly after aligning himself with Heyman, Cesaro would end up competing in a tournament to determine who would wrestle Big E Langston for the Intercontinental Championship. Cesaro was my favorite to win the tournament, but Swagger messed that up by interfering in the match between Cesaro and Rob Van Dam. Thanks to this, Cesaro would be wrestling RVD and Swagger at Extreme Rules instead of wrestling for the Intercontinental Championship. Cesaro did manage to get some retribution by winning the triple threat match. After the feud with Swagger, Cesaro started feuding with Sheamus. They had a couple of matches between each other, and finally having a championship match at Payback. Cesaro would come up short, but was victorious in showing everyone that he is the real deal. He was also a participant in the Money In The Bank ladder match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, but would come up short yet again. His bad luck has continued recently, losing almost every single match he participates in. He even lost to Jack Swagger, his former teammate of The Real Americans. It seems like his luck just will not turn around. Even though it seems like Cesaro has become a lost cause in the WWE, I am optimistic about him finally becoming a main event guy. He has all the credentials, just lacking that one big main event match. If I was in charge, I know exactly how I would book Cesaro over the next few months and help him become one of the top guys in the business.

Cesaro has said that he is no longer a Paul Heyman Guy, and I think this is a wonderful move on his part. That is a huge amount or pressure knowing you’re working for a guy who also managed CM Punk and Brock Lesnar. Cesaro wants to be an Authority guy, and I also think this could be a wonderful move. Say Cesaro gets placed into a match with Randy Orton just to see if he is worthy enough to join The Authority. Cesaro picks up the victory but then gets attacked afterwards by Randy Orton and Seth Rollins. Triple H then comes out and tells Cesaro that even though he won, he’s still only a B+ player and is not in the same league as Rollins and Orton. This causes a spark inside Cesaro, and this is the start of his face turn.

Cesaro starts feuding with The Authority and Randy Orton by the time Survivor Series gets around. In the events leading up to Survivor Series, we learn that there with be the traditional five on five match between The Authority and different good guys in the locker room. The match is Triple H, Randy Orton, Batista, Seth Rollins and Kane vs. John Cena, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Cesaro and a returning Daniel Bryan. Bryan and Cesaro are the remaining two and have to eliminate Triple H, Orton, and Rollins but they get the job done. This shows the world that Cesaro can hold his own against anyone in the business.

Finally, Cesaro is in the main event stage going against The Authority. He carries this momentum with him to Royal Rumble, where he has a good showing but loses to The Rock. Cesaro, who is still having a rivalry with Randy Orton, actually ends up having a huge match with him at Wrestlemania 31. It ends up being one of the better matches of the night, and becomes an instant classic.

This is how I would book Cesaro up to Wrestlemania. It’s quite possible for him to achieve all this success and become one of the best superstars in the business today. Cesaro is a great talent, and could lead the company if he was ever put into the position to do so. So Cesaro fans shouldn’t worry just yet, because he definitely has all the credentials to be a top guy in the business. The kind of swing may have been dethroned for now, but he can regain it if he works hard enough.  If you agree or disagree, let me know what you think about Cesaro and what he can do to turn things around. Hope you all enjoyed the article and I’m looking forward to everyone reading my next one.




  • Maddox

    How did the Rock come into this article?

  • Nate Yoren

    The Rock should be in every article. I like the hypothetical for Cesaro, but I see him beating The Rock using his banned swing move.

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  • Logan Howell

    Maddox I stated in the article that I think The Rock would eliminate Cesaro to win the Royal Rumble, because I see Rock fighting Lesnar at Wrestlemania for the title. But Cesaro definitely will be in the title hunt sometime next year.