Back in November, Cesaro fell victim to WWE’s injury epidemic, as he tore his left rotator cuff, and then revealed during an interview withWWE.com that he would need surgery, and that he would be out of action for the next four to six months.
“I just want to come back as soon as possible. I felt I was building a lot of momentum, and that was all thanks to the fans. I really appreciate all the support I’ve gotten and I’ve felt that the Cesaro Section is finally rising and it’s becoming undeniable … and then, of course, this happens. It’s funny, because I am having the surgery on the day we are in Nashville, Tenn. [for RAW], which is where the Cesaro Section originated. I was actually expecting a big Cesaro Section tonight, and I’m sure they’ll be there. Unfortunately, I’ll be getting out of surgery.”
It’s been roughly three months since Cesaro tore his left rotator cuff, and it’s very unlikely that he’ll end up having a match at WrestleMania 32, as he probably won’t be able to return before the event, which takes place in early-April, to build up a match between himself, and whoever WWE would like to put him in the ring match.
However, if Cesaro does in fact end up being able to wrestle at WrestleMania 32, he could be put in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
But, what about after WrestleMania 32? What will WWE have Cesaro do after he’s fully recovered, and is able to get back into the ring?
In an article posted on WWE’s website, AJ Styles was mentioned as a possible opponent for Cesaro whenever the latter is able to return from injury.
Both Styles and Cesaro had extremely successful careers on the independent circuit, however, the two of them never ended up getting in the ring with one another, and given how talented each man is in the ring, whenever the match does happen, it’ll likely be a classic.
As of this writing, AJ Styles is in the midst of a feud with WWE legend Chris Jericho, as the two of them have wrestled twice, with each man winning one match, and it’s expected that their feud will continue until, and maybe even beyond this Sunday’s WWE Fastlane pay-per-view.
As for what’s next for Styles after he finishes up with Jericho, who knows? Some have suggested that he may end up going for Dean Ambrose’ Intercontinental Championship, while others have suggested that he’ll begin a feud with Kevin Owens, who eliminated Styles from the Royal Rumble match last month.
There haven’t been any updates on Cesaro since his injury back in November, but given that the original timeline for his recovery was four to six months, he could return on the post-WrestleMania RAW on April 4 at the earliest, which seems likely, as WWE loves to have guys either return from injury, or debut the night after WrestleMania.
Before his injury, Cesaro was building a ton of momentum, and there were some who believed that he would finally be getting the push that he deserved. It’s unclear if Cesaro will end up getting a big push upon his return, even if the “Cesaro Section” begins to take over WWE events again.
In the past, WWE chairman Vince McMahon has had issues with Cesaro, with the most notable one being that he thinks that the “Swiss Superman” is boring, and that he can’t connect with the WWE universe. However, Cesaro did end up proving McMahon wrong in the months leading up to his injury, and he’ll likely be extremely motivated to prove the WWE chairman wrong once again upon his return.
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