Cesaro became one of the most underrated stars in all of WWE. Fans simply wanted to see Cesaro ascend to the very top during his time in WWE, but that never happened.

It was back in 2014 when Cesaro was being managed by Paul Heyman and fans thought Cesaro would become very successful. Unfortunately, their partnership didn’t really elevate Cesaro as fans hoped it would.

While speaking with Wrestling Shoot Interviews, Dutch Mantell discussed Cesaro’s career after The Real Americans. He accused Paul Heyman of killing Cesaro’s push in WWE.

“Well in wrestling when you go into an arena and you got to feel it, you got to feel what the room and how they’re accepting you or what they think about you. And they like these two guys, even though I was the heat magnet for them, they like Swagger and they like Cesaro together.


“Both guys about 6’5, strong, and then I show up at TV one day and they put him with Heyman and I asked one of the agent, and I said, ‘why?’ and I never doubted anything really. I was glad to be there but I’m thinking, why would anybody make such a move?

“He’s getting over. We’re all getting over with this threesome here. Well Vince, he wants to put him with Heyman and then I said, ‘why?’ They said, ‘Vince thinks he can get him heat’. He was getting over with us, he really was and they put him with Heyman and then three weeks later they took him from Heyman because Heyman killed him too.”

Cesaro made his way to AEW and is set to square off against Jake Hager on next week’s Fyter Fest Night One special episode of AEW Dynamite. We’ll have to see who’ll win the match.

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