There’s no question that Cesaro is among the most talented guys in WWE today. In fact, there are only a select few who are better than him in the ring. So, the question is, why hasn’t WWE seen what the wrestling fans have been seeing for several years now? Unfortunately, WWE probably doesn’t have a good answer to that question.
WWE’s booking of Cesaro, especially as of late, has been completely baffling, especially when you consider that, this past summer, Cesaro began to get over on his own, to the point where fans were printing their own “Cesaro Section” signs and handing them out at the arenas. Even Paul Heyman (as seen here) wants to be part of the “Cesaro Section!”
The general opinion among WWE fans and several WWE Hall of Famers is that the company needs to push Cesaro and turn him into a legitimate main-event caliber superstar, and they’re confused as to why WWE has not up until this point.
Well, you can add one more WWE Hall of Famer to the “Cesaro Section,” as Mick Foley posted on his Facebook page that, if he were in charge of WWE, he would do one thing: push Cesaro. He also added that he’s completely baffled by WWE’s booking of the “Swiss Superman.”
“Last night, I was asked a simple question during the Q&A part of my show in Philadelphia: ‘if you were in charge of WWE, what one change would you make?’ I gave a simple answer. Push Cesaro. I’m not trying to create controversy or be a pain in WWE’s neck – but the recent treatment of this guy on TV is downright baffling to me.”
Foley has been very critical of WWE at times over the last couple of years. Following last year’s Royal Rumble, which Daniel Bryan, who was the most popular guy on the WWE roster at the time, wasn’t even in, Foley said on Twitter that it seems like WWE hates its fans. Of course, WWE ended up making things right, and Bryan won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of WrestleMania 30.
The reason why Daniel Bryan wasn’t originally booked to win the WWE World Title was simply because WWE had their minds set on a plan, among other things, and they didn’t want to change it. But, due to the overwhelming backlash following Batista’s Royal Rumble win, WWE was forced to change their plans.
Cesaro isn’t quite in the same boat as Bryan was, but WWE’s reason for not pushing him is exactly the same, according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer.
“Every week, [Cesaro] is less and less over. So, it’s like they’re planning it this way. And that’s the thing that boggles my mind, it’s like, ‘this guy is starting to get over,’ and they’re like ‘well, we don’t want him over, so we’ll fix that.’ It’s like they’re back there going, ‘we got this one under control.’ It’s not really conducive to a good environment when you’re trying to make sure that guys don’t get over. The goal should be that guys get over, as opposed to not getting guys over because they’re not in WWE’s plans.”
WWE has put an end to Cesaro’s momentum in the past, but he always seems to get it back. This time, he started to gain momentum following his show-stealing United States Title matches with John Cena. It looked like it was going to be the summer of Cesaro, but WWE ended up putting a stop to that.
Right now, Cesaro isn’t involved in any major or minor storylines in WWE. He’s been relegated to being just a random mid-carder, which is unfortunate because he could very well be the most talented guy WWE has.
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