Report: Cesaro Has Agreed to New WWE Deal, Was Set For Babyface Turn In Recent Gauntlet Match

Cesaro has reportedly agreed to a new deal with WWE.

Cesaro has been on main roster WWE television since 2012, in the last nine years, he has won a multitude of championships, helped launch the modern-day NXT brand, yodeled, lost his first name, and continuously shined in every role to the best of his ability.

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Recently, a report from WrestlingInc. noted that Cesaro’s WWE contract would be expiring after WrestleMania but a new report from Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, states that Cesaro has agreed to a new deal with WWE.

While it is unclear as of this writing whether he has only verbally agreed or signed a new contract, Cesaro agreed to this deal several weeks ago.

The timing of his agreeing to the deal is reportedly after the Gauntlet Match held on WWE SmackDown to determine who would challenge Roman Reigns at the Royal Rumble event.

Dave Meltzer reports that Cesaro was slated for the huge push that Shinsuke Nakamura received in the match, noting that the idea for a new babyface to be made by Going the distance and getting screwed by Roman Reigns at the end of the match was a Daniel Bryan idea and the original pitch was to have Cesaro in that role instead of Shinsuke Nakamura.

Fightful will continue to monitor the story and report any and all updates. You can see all up-to-date contract information in our contract expiration date resource.

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