Cesaro was certainly one of the most gifted WWE Superstars in the company, with many considering him very underrated. WWE never saw him as a main event-level star in the end. WWE Creative also turned down an interesting gimmick for Cesaro.

The Swiss Superman parted ways with WWE earlier this year after his contract expired and didn’t sign another contract with the company. Quite a few people could not comprehend this as well. He Claudio Castagnoli once again, but this time in AEW.

While speaking on the Smack Talk podcast, pro wrestling veteran Dutch Mantell stated that he had suggested a James Bond-like gimmick for Cesaro. However, WWE Creative rejected it.

“Before I left, I said, ‘Listen, why don’t you guys think about this? Why don’t you guys try to do this James Bond 007 look for Cesaro.’ Just see how that’d come out because he looks like a classic European, and he dresses nice, he looks nice.


They didn’t see any worth in that. I don’t even think they knew what I was talking about. They said, ‘Hell, he doesn’t know what the hell he’s doing.’ But they could’ve done a lot, lot more with Cesaro had they just sat down and thought about it. That’s the problem. They don’t sit down and think about stuff.”

Cesaro also shocked WWE talent by signing with AEW. He was also part of the winning team in the Blood & Guts match on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite. We’ll have to see how he’ll fare in AEW.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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