Cesaro – The Real “Money In The Bank”

Courtesy of Wikipedia.

Courtesy of Wikipedia.

By Anthony Zevoteck


The six-foot-five, 232-pound Cesaro debuted on WWE television in April 2012. For those of us who knew of him in his time in the indies with companies like Ring Of Honor. Chikara Pro and Combat Zone Wrestling, we knew we were getting an exciting main event-level superstar.

When he successfully won the United States Championship that August from Santino Marella, we rejoiced in a fairly talented newcomer holding a then-dying Championship.

After having the belt for an impressive 239 days, Cesaro lost it to Kofi Kingston and once that happened, everything seemed to slow down.

Three years, an inaugural Andre The Giant Battle Royale Trophy, a failed Paul Heyman endorsement and a Tag Team Championship reign later, Cesaro seems to have improved one-hundred percent… at least in the fans’  point of view.

As a card-carrying member of the “Cesaro Section,” I’m personally captivated every time the man comes out for a match. The ease in which Cesaro flies around the ring to execute offensive attacks is mesmerizing. For some reason, “The Powers That Be” are content keeping “The Swiss Superman” stuck in the upper midcard, only tasting the main event to showcase the athleticism of current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins.

Many of us spend the better part of Monday and Thursday nights wondering why this man isn’t competing for the World Heavyweight Championship, or at the least, in a meaningful feud with WWE Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens for that Title.

With fans worldwide holding up “Cesaro Section” signs every week at live events, it makes me wonder why WWE doesn’t just give us what we want. Could it be that Vince McMahon really is unimpressed with Cesaro? If so, why? Isn’t he watching the same matches we are? As a longtime pro wrestling fan, I’m sure that someday Cesaro will get the opportunity he deserves.

I’d like to say that with the Royal Rumble coming up next January, that’d provide a great chance for the man from Lucerne, Switzerland, but the way things are shaping up, it’s probably going to be Roman Reigns again or Dean Ambrose winning that prestigious accolade.

So what does that leave for Cesaro? The Money in the Bank Briefcase, that’s what.

Could you think of anything better than “The King of Swing” walking around for six­-eight months waiting for the perfect chance to “neutralize” the WWE World Heavyweight Champion? In this writer’s mind, there’s not. However, as we’ve seen before, things in WWE don’t work out how we’d like.

Maybe Tyson Kidd will come back from his major injury and they’ll continue to rule the Tag Team division. Maybe Eric Bischoff will return to guide this once shining star like a modern-day Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. That’s just hope and speculation.

All I know is there has been a lot of waiting on the writers to see what’s going to happen. I’ll keep waiting patiently because I’m confident that the payoff will be worth it. While I don’t speak five languages like Cesaro, I do know some simple math: Cesaro+ WWE WHC = great matches.

Hopefully someone at WWE Headquarters stumbles upon this piece and actually reads it so they can finally make the proper steps to give the fans what they want. Our demands are simple: recognize Cesaro as what we all know him to be – a main event player. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a “fact.”

About Nicholas Jason Lopez

Just a 29-year-old Brooklynite. Nothing more, nothing less. Currently a freelance journalist with two websites - Pro Wrestling Opinion and The Music Bugle - he has also been published on sites such as The Bensonhurst Bean, Sheepshead Bites, Review Fix, College University of New York Athletic Conference, Dying Scene, Brooklyn News Service, All Media NY, BrooklynFans.com and Yahoo Voices. He has also interned for The Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator based out of Brooklyn, NY.

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