Cezar Bononi says his award is for the Brazilian fans of WWE.
Bononi said he believed he would win all along because of his intense following in his home country of Brazil.
"Winning the award felt really good. I still have a lot of goals, but one was to be recognized with an award like that. I did not expect it to happen so fast, but it was great. I’ve got to say this: When I saw that I was one of the nominees, I knew that I could count on Brazilian fans. I knew already that I was going to win, because this is not just an award for me, it’s an award for my whole country. The fans in Brazil want so badly to be represented in WWE, just like I dreamed to be represented in WWE when I was a kid," said Bononi.
Since the Brazilian fans came through for him, Bononi said he wants to perform at another level and keeps in mind the level of wrestlers who have won the award before him. Also in the interview, Bononi discussed his past career as an American Football player in Brazil and his transition from that country to the United States.
The whole interview is available at WWE.com.