Claudio Castagnoli, popularly known by his ring name Cesaro, is a Swiss professional wrestler, currently working with World Wrestling Entertainment on the Smackdown brand. Castagnoli started his wrestling career with Independent wrestling promotions like Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), and Pro Wrestling Noah and many more.
Cesaro signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment in 2011 and began working in its developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) under the new ring name Antonio Cesaro. He lost his first match against Seth Rollins at FCW. He made his television debut on FCW, by defeating Mike Dalton.
Cesaro had a feud with several superstars in his career and even held several titles around his waist in which he became two-time ROH World Tag Team Champion, six-time tag team champion, including one reign as SmackDown Tag Team Champion with Sheamus whilst teaming with him and holding the WWE (Raw) Tag Team Championship a record five times, sharing one reign with Tyson Kidd as part of their team and four reigns with Sheamus.
He has also won other independent tag team titles such as the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas, the JCW Tag Team Championship and the CZW World Tag Team Championship. He became the first person to win André the Giant Memorial Trophy at WrestleMania 30.
Claudio Castagnoli was born on 27 December 1980 in Lucerne, Switzerland. He developed a keen interest in wrestling at a very young age and began training and competing. He was also a sports lover in his youth, that pushed him to become a participant in in tennis, football, and basketball.
Claudio Castagnoli resides in Orlando, Florida, U.S. He is unmarried however there are rumors of his dating Sara Del Ray, who is a trained and retired professional wrestler. Earlie he dated fellow wrestler Aksana until 2014.
Claudio Castagnoli started his professional wrestling career with the training under by Swiss wrestler SigMasta Rappo. He made his debut in Essen, Germany whereas performing in England, he was trained by Dave Taylor. In 2011, he signed a contract with WWE and started his career as a wrestler in Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) under the ring name Antonio Cesaro. He made his debut in a loss to The Miz. His first win in WWE was against the Mike Dalton.
Cesaro had won twice ROH World Tag Team Champion with his partner Chris Hero as The Kings of Wrestling. Cesaro is a six-time tag team champion, including a holding the WWE (Raw) Tag Team Championship a record five times, sharing one reign with Tyson Kidd as part of their team, four reigns with Sheamus whilst coupling with him and current reign as SmackDown Tag Team Champion.
He teamed up with several wrestlers in his entire career in which he joined hands with Jack Swagger as The Real Americans (2013-2014), with Tyson Kidd (2014-2015), and with Sheamus as The Bar ( 2016-2019).
He has also won numerous independent tag team titles both with Hero and with Ares as Swiss Money Holding, that includes JCW Tag Team Championship, the CZW World Tag Team Championship, and the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas. In the year 2010, Castagnoli and Hero won the Tag Team of the Year. He has won the WWE’s United States Championship and the inaugural André the Giant Memorial Trophy at WrestleMania 30.
In 2019, he participated in the 2019 King of the Ring tournament but was eliminated by Samoa Joe in the first round. He made his video debut in WWE ’13 as a downloadable character and later appeared as playable character in WWE 2K14, WWE 2K15, WWE 2K16, WWE 2K17, WWE 2K18, WWE 2K19 and WWE 2K20.
Ranked him No. 13 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2014
WWE Year-End Award for Best Tag Team (2018) – with Sheamus
Most Underrated (2013–2016)
Tag Team of the Year (2010) with Chris Hero
Cesaro is a one-time WWE United States ChampionCesaro is a five-time WWE (Raw) Tag Team Champion with Tyson Kidd (1) and Sheamus (4)
Cesaro is a one-time WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champion with Sheamus (The Bar)
Cesaro won André the Giant Memorial Trophy (2014, inaugural)
Cesaro won Slammy Award for Best John Cena U.S. Open Challenge (2015)
Cesaro won WWE Year-End Award for Best Tag Team (2018) with Sheamus (The Bar)
Cesaro is a two-time ROH World Tag Team Champion with Chris Hero
Cesaro won Race to the Top Tournament (2007)
Cesaro won Tag Wars Tournament (2010) with Chris Hero
HEIGHT: 196 cm
WEIGHT: 105 kg = 232 lbs
EYE COLOR: Dark Brown
HAIR COLOR: Bald
Full Name: Claudio Castagnoli
Age: 38 years
Date of Birth: 27 December 1980
Hometown: Lucerne, Switzerland
Favorite wrestler: Shawn Michaels & Hulk Hogan
Favorite actor: Tom Hanks
Favorite actress: Angelina Jolie
Hobbies: Wrestling, gymming, watching movies, playing tennis and basketball
Favorite Food: Steak
Dream Holiday Destination: Unknown
Favorite Color: Black
$1.7 Million estimated
In 2015, Cesaro’s twitter account was hacked by someone, who charged Vince Mc Mahon of not taking Cesaro’s career on a good note.
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