Cesaro talks going back to Claudio Castagnoli roots for WWE return, goal to win IC Title, more

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


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WWE star Cesaro says he went back in time to when he wore suits as Claudio Castagnoli to introduce his new “James Bond” entrance.

Cesaro, who returned from a major shoulder injury after WrestleMania, says he wanted to present imagery of “the Swiss man of mystery becoming the Swiss Superman” when he came to the ring.

“I’m a huge fan of the movies, and the fun part is, I always wear suits; that’s just how I dress. I believe in looking good and representing yourself and dressing in style,” Cesaro told the Green Bay Press Gazette promoting next Monday’s Raw in Green Bay, Wis.

Claudio2_210WK“When I started wrestling, I was wearing a suit to wrestle; a suit, and sleeveless t-shirt with a tie and I was sweaty all day. So I wanted to go back to the roots and I came up with the tear-away suit because I think it’s a lot of fun. My thing is, I’m the guy that you see in the street and now I’m ready to wrestle. I just kind of played with it and that’s what happened.”

Since returning from injury, Cesaro said his immediate goal is winning the Intercontinental Title for the first time. His long-term goal is becoming “the man to beat in WWE.”

Cesaro also reflected on his biggest accomplishments thus far in WWE.

“My biggest accomplishment from a title or winning perspective, is winning the first battle royal for the Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy at WrestleMania 30. I think that was a huge point in my career. Also winning the U.S. title early in my career and then winning a tag team championship with Tyson Kidd meant a whole lot to me,” Cesaro said.

“Then another accomplishment that I’m really proud of that has evolved, and we talked about it earlier, is the Cesaro Section. And that to me is a reflection of my career in general and that the WWE fans believe in and it makes me very proud.”

Cesaro also talked about his long-standing feud with current IC champion The Miz, his training and food schedule, the Cesaro Section, and more topics with reporter Kelley Simms published by the USA Today Network-Wisconsin.

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