Arn Anderson offers his opinion on why he thinks WWE appears to not be fully behind Cesaro as a top singles star in WWE.
A couple of years ago, Cesaro had a stretch where he was wrestling some of the top stars in WWE, even beating Randy Orton when he was WWE World Heavyweight Champion on SmackDown, and winning the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 30. But since then, Cesaro had moved to being in a tag team with Sheamus, a partnership that has rewarded them with multiple championship reigns.
Talking about Cesaro on his podcast "The Arn Show," Anderson, who spent several years working in WWE, said Cesaro was probably outspoken backstage and it was something that wasn't taken well. Anderson touted Cesaro's talents and incredible strength and added that guys who are placed in a heel tag team sometimes lose their individuality.
“He was probably outspoken, probably stood up for himself, which is not taken lightly or very well. This is a guy that did a giant swing on [Great] Khali for God’s sake. Had it not been for Big Show having a bad knee or a bad hip, I can’t remember which, it might have been a bad hip, he could have had the wherewithal to giant swing Big Show for God’s sakes. Now put that visual in your head. The guy is superhuman strong. When he was with Sheamus, all the things that he had done to get himself over as a singles wrestler, these guys were heels and you didn’t want to do all the pretty stuff. You didn’t want to suplex a guy who’s on the outside all the way on the floor, you reach across, you’re standing on the bottom rope and you’re standing them straight and suplex him into the ring. All those things that he did that were so incredible, he didn’t do because they were a heel team and they were trying to get the babyfaces over. Any sacrifice that a lot of heels do when cast into that tag slot, they end up losing their individuality and their selfishness has to go away. They can’t worry about getting themselves over, they got three other guys to worry about. That’s what I thought happened. He probably still has the tools he always had,” Anderson said.
Although his time tagging with Sheamus are done at the moment, Cesaro is now aligned with both Sami Zayn and Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura on SmackDown.
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