Cesaro, now Claudio Catagnoli, is the current ROH World Champion. While his publicity knows no bounds, what’s even more famous is his Big Swing. The move is loved by fans and wrestlers alike. It turns out that he drew inspiration from an interesting source.

The question arises of how he got the move into his move set. Claudio Castagnoli appeared on “Insight with Chris Van Vliet” and shared an insight into the move.

Claudio said that back in the day there was no Netflix or anything of that sort. It was all cable, and one of his Mexican teachers, Skayde, watched gymnastics and figured out a new move out of anything.

When you don’t have the option of Netflix or anything, and you just have cable, I don’t know why but “Dancing With The Stars” was on, and they always have the cool lifts, right? Where they flow people around and everything, One of my Mexican teachers, Skayde, he watched like gymnastics or whatever and just figure out new moves watching anything. So, I watched that because they always had really cool lifts the way they picked people up … and they did a variation of that, and I was like, ‘Oh, that’s cool,’ so I went and tried it out and came up with the move pretty much.”


Cesaro said he watched “Dancing With The Stars” and there were some cool moves where they lift the other person up and do some dance routine with it. He liked it and tried it the next day.

It turned out to be good, and it’s been a part of his move set ever since. When asked about who would be the first person that would have received it. Cesaro believes it was Orange Cassidy. He said:

I don’t know, maybe Orange Cassidy back in the day, it actually could be.

We’ll have to see when Claudio breaks out the Big Swing next, but it is certain to bring a big pop from the AEW fans. It’s also very interesting to learn where is got this idea.

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Amit Shukla

Amit Shukla is a huge "Stone Cold' Steve Austin fan and movie buff who loves to write about wrestling. Favorite movies include Inception, and Ankhon Dekhi among others.

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