There has been a lot of chatter of Claudio Castagnoli, formerly known as Cesaro, possibly being Bryan Danielson’s replacement for the match against Zack Sabre Jr. tomorrow night at AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door. Claudio was one of the last people Danielson worked with in WWE and has been praised multiple times by the featured member of The Blackpool Combat Club. Claudio though has been kept himself away from the wrestling bubble since his departure from WWE. However, a recent development might’ve just pointed to his return.

Fightful’s Sean Sapp has reported behind his paywall that Claudio has been training at Flatbacks in Orlando multiple times over the last several weeks. Check out what was said below:

We haven’t heard anything heard an update on if he’ll actually be in the replacement this week, but he has been working in the ring again.

Claudio last wrestled on WWE television in a match against Happy Corbin on an episode of SmackDown. Claudio does have a history with Sabre Jr, as the two wrestled an Iron Man match in Westside Xtreme Wrestling. Danielson stated on Dynamite that whoever his replacement will be the newest member of The Blackpool Combat Club. Perhaps the Swiss Superman will be that person.


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Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones is a writer for both Thirsty for News and Ringside News. He's been a wrestling fan since 2004 and has always tuned into Monday Night Raw.

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