Cesaro is regarded as one of the most criminally underrated WWE Superstars in the history of the company, who has consistently shown why he is one of the best in-ring performers in the company.

It came to such a point that even WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley said he would literally get on his knees and beg Vince McMahon to give Cesaro chance in the company.

Cesaro also has a very interesting finishing move called the Neutralizer which he uses to end most of his matches. It seems there was a very interesting reason for Cesaro to name his finishing move as such.

While speaking on Out of Character with Ryan Satin, Cesaro was asked how he came up with the name ‘The Neutralizer’ for his finishing move. It all came down to using a wonderful pun.


“Switzerland is neutral.  If you neutralize somebody, you put them out of commission.  It’s a wonderful pun.  It’s a wonderful homage to my home country.  I would like to take credit for it, but there may have been somebody else that said I should use it, and I said, ‘Ok, I’ll do it.’

“When I came through the ranks, it was one of those, ‘Can you hit your finisher on anybody?  Even the Big Show?’  I was like,’Let me show you.’  What move can I do that I literally could do to everybody after 30 minutes of a grueling wrestling match, that I could do 5 or 6 days a week?  I wanted to have something that was super effective, fun, and I could do to everybody.  What is usually scary is people are super sweaty or they slip or something like that, but there’s nobody that I was like, ‘That was a terrible neutralizer.’  It’s always fun to do it to Big Show, Khali, or Mark Henry, somebody that’s really big that’s a challenge.  Then you find different ways to get into it.  I love it.”

Cesaro suffered a “Cervical strain” as part of the storyline and it remains to be seen how long The Swiss Superman will be out of action and when he will be returning to WWE television.

h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the quotes.

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