Cesaro defeated Daniel Bryan on SmackDown in a four-minute match. That bloody contest was meant to elevate Cesaro, but it also might have brought out more questions than answers.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed Cesaro’s current direction in WWE. He reasoned why it will be much harder for WWE do to anything with him at this point after keeping him down for so long.
“The goal is now to try and do something with Cesaro and it’s hard after all these years; and it’s hard because they guy’s been there forever and ever and people in their minds have cast them as ‘oh he’s a good worker, but not a top star,’ and now, you know like five or seven years ago they could have made him a top star.”
“Now they’re going with it and they’ve already marginalized him for so long it’s not impossible to make it better, but it’s a lot more difficult to elevate a guy after he’s been in the middle or below the middle for seven years than to do it in year one, but you know they’re trying with Cesaro.”
That match against Daniel Bryan was meant to be short and make an impression. Cesaro defeated the former WWE Champion, and then they shared a sign of respect after the match with a first bump. We’ll have to see what’s next for Cesaro, but the company obviously has big plans for him.
Transcription by Ringside News