World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Antonio Cesaro

Cesaro in April 2014
Birth name Claudio Castagnoli
Born (1980-12-27) December 27, 1980 [1]
Lucerne, Switzerland[2][3]
Residence Tampa, Florida, United States
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Antonio Cesaro[4]
Claudio Castagnoli[5]
The Beech Ave Brawler[5]
Mysteriously Familiar Ice Cream[5]
Very Mysterious Ice Cream[6]
Billed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)[2][7]
Billed weight 232 lb (105 kg)[2][7]
Billed from Lucerne, Switzerland[2]
Trained by SigMasta Rappo[5]
Dave Taylor[5]
Chris Hero[5]
Mike Quackenbush[5]
Debut December 24, 2000[5]

Claudio Castagnoli (born December 27, 1980),[1] better known by his ring name Cesaro (shortened from Antonio Cesaro, used in previous WWE years), is a Swiss professional wrestler who is currently signed to WWE. He is previously known for his work in Ring of Honor (ROH), various independent promotions, and the Japan-based Pro Wrestling Noah.

Castagnoli is an accomplished tag team wrestler, being a two-time ROH World Tag Team Champion with his partner Chris Hero as The Kings of Wrestling (where their 364-day reign as champions was the longest in company history), one-time WWE Tag Team Champion with his partner Tyson Kidd, as well various independent tag team titles both with Hero and with Ares as Swiss Money Holding, such as the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas, the JCW Tag Team Championship and the CZW World Tag Team Championship. Castagnoli and Hero were voted as the 2010 Tag Team of the Year by Wrestling Observer Newsletter readers. He has also had success as a singles wrestler, having won the WWE United States Championship and the inaugural André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXX along with numerous independent singles titles, most notably the PWG World Championship.

Particularly in the United States, Castagnoli emphasizes his European origin as part of his wrestling gimmick, proclaiming a superior intellect and fashion sensibility, and by regularly using the European uppercut.[9][10]


  • Professional wrestling career 1
    • Europe (2000–2004) 1.1
    • Chikara 1.2
      • Kings of Wrestling (2003–2006) 1.2.1
      • Singles competition (2007–2009) 1.2.2
      • Bruderschaft des Kreuzes (2009–2011) 1.2.3
    • Combat Zone Wrestling (2004–2006) 1.3
    • Ring of Honor 1.4
      • Feud with Nigel McGuinness and CZW Invasion (2005–2006) 1.4.1
      • Pursuit of the ROH World Championship (2007–2009) 1.4.2
      • Kings of Wrestling reunion (2009–2011) 1.4.3
    • Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (2005–2008, 2010–2011) 1.5
    • Pro Wrestling Noah (2008–2011) 1.6
    • Other promotions 1.7
    • World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE 1.8
      • Florida Championship Wrestling (2011–2012) 1.8.1
      • United States Champion (2012–2013) 1.8.2
      • The Real Americans (2013–2014) 1.8.3
      • Alliances with Paul Heyman and Tyson Kidd (2014–2015) 1.8.4
      • Cesaro Section (2015–present) 1.8.5
  • Personal life 2
  • Other media 3
  • In wrestling 4
    • Wrestlers trained 4.1
  • Championships and accomplishments 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Professional wrestling career

Europe (2000–2004)

Castagnoli received his initial training in his homeland of Switzerland from fellow Swiss wrestler SigMasta Rappo, and made his debut on December 24, 2000 in Essen, Germany for the Germany-based Westside Xtreme Wrestling.[11] Castagnoli first used a Japanese gimmick before becoming a Swiss banker along with Ares, together known as Swiss Money Holding.

While performing in England, Castagnoli received training from Dave Taylor. In Switzerland, Castagnoli met Chris Hero and Mike Quackenbush, who invited Swiss Money Holding to perform in the United States.[3] They competed in IWA Mid-South and Chikara and received training from Hero before returning to Europe. In 2004 Castagnoli received a United States Permanent Resident Card in his first try at the green card lottery and moved to the United States, where he began making regular appearances for Ring of Honor and Chikara, while Ares remained in Switzerland and formed the new Swiss Money Holding with Marc Roudin.[3]


Kings of Wrestling (2003–2006)

Castagnoli and Ares made their Chikara debuts on May 7, 2003, at the 2003 Tag World Grand Prix, from which they were eliminated after drawing with the SuperFriends (Chris Hero and Mike Quackenbush).[8] Castagnoli returned to Chikara in 2004 as a member of Larry Sweeney's Sweet 'n' Sour International faction.[8] The following year Castagnoli teamed up with Arik Cannon to form AC/CC. The team entered the 2005 Tag World Grand Prix and ended up winning the tournament after Hero turned on his partner Quackenbush in the final of the tournament.[12] Together, Castagnoli, Cannon and Hero formed the Kings of Wrestling faction. Cannon left the promotion at the end of 2005, leaving Hero and Castagnoli to form a regular tag team. They entered the 2006 Tag World Grand Prix, defeating Equinox and Hydra, Ranmaru and Sumie Sakai, the North Star Express (Ryan Cruz and Darin Corbin), Incoherence (Hallowicked and Delirious), and finally Team Dragondoor (Skayde and Milano Collection A.T.) to become the inaugural Chikara Campeones de Parejas.[8][13][14]

On November 17, 2006 at the Chikara show Brick in Reading, Pennsylvania, Castagnoli and Hero lost the Chikara tag titles to Team F.I.S.T. (Icarus and Gran Akuma) in a two out of three falls match. Following the match, Hero and Team F.I.S.T. turned on Castagnoli and attacked him.[15] In November 2006 it was revealed that Castagnoli had signed a developmental deal with the World Wrestling Entertainment, having impressed them with an appearance on Raw (as a police officer in a backstage segment) and a successful tryout for Deep South Wrestling.[5] Shortly after, Castagnoli was released from his WWE contract.

Singles competition (2007–2009)

Castagnoli (right), upon his return to Chikara with Ice Cream Jr. (left) and El Hijo del Ice Cream

Castagnoli returned to Chikara on February 16, 2007, as a masked character named 'A Very Mysterious Ice Cream', part of Los Ice Creams.[16] Afterward Castagnoli started feuding with his former partner Chris Hero. On April 22, 2007, at Rey de Voladores Hero defeated Castagnoli and as per stipulation of the match Castagnoli was forced to re-join the Kings of Wrestling.[17] The following month Hero, Castagnoli and Larry Sweeney joined forces with Team F.I.S.T. (Icarus, Akuma and Chuck Taylor) to form the Kings of Wrestling superstable, which was later joined by Mitch Ryder, Max Boyer and Shayne Hawke. On September 22, 2007, at Cibernetico & Robin the Kings of Wrestling faced Los Luchadores in the annual torneo cibernetico match. The Kings won the match with Hero, Castagnoli and Mitch Ryder as the survivors, but since the match could only have one winner, they were forced to face each other. Castagnoli forced Hero to tap out and then pinned Ryder to win not only the match, but also his freedom from the Kings of Wrestling.[8][18] On December 9, 2007, Castagnoli defeated Hero to finally end their long feud.[19] After the match Hero left the company and Castagnoli took over his training duties at the Chikara Wrestle Factory.[8]

In 2008, Castagnoli started a new feud, this time with Brodie Lee.[8] On September 7 Castagnoli defeated Lee in the first steel cage match in Chikara history to win the feud.[20] On October 19, 2008, Castagnoli won a seven-on-seven Global Gauntlet match where Chikara wrestlers faced off with wrestlers from Big Japan Pro Wrestling.[21]

Bruderschaft des Kreuzes (2009–2011)

Castagnoli at a Chikara event in April 2010

Castagnoli entered the 2009 King of Trios teaming with Bryan Danielson and Dave Taylor as Team Uppercut. The team advanced to the finals of the tournament, where they were defeated by F.I.S.T. (Icarus, Akuma and Taylor).[22][23][24] After the tournament Eddie Kingston, whose team The Roughnecks had been eliminated by Castagnoli and his team, claimed that he had been embarrassed and disrepected by Castagnoli.[8] On May 24, 2009, Kingston, who had claimed technical superiority over Castagnoli, pinned him cleanly with an Oklahoma roll.[25] After Castagnoli defeated Kingston via countout at the 2009 Young Lions Cup,[26] the two of them were booked in a "Respect Match" on November 22, 2009, at the season eight finale Three-Fisted Tales, where the loser of the match had to show respect to the winner. Castagnoli won the match, but instead of showing respect, Kingston attacked him, claiming that both Castagnoli and his former partner (Chris Hero) were shady and did not deserve respect.[27] At the conclusion of the show Ares revealed himself as the man who had been stalking UltraMantis Black, at which point Castagnoli turned rudo by attacking Mike Quackenbush. After beating the entire tecnico roster Castagnoli aligned himself with Ares, Tursas, Pinkie Sanchez, Tim Donst, Sara Del Rey and Daizee Haze to form the Bruderschaft des Kreuzes.[27]

The Bruderschaft des Kreuzes (Castagnoli, Tursas and Ares) as Campeonatos de Parejas

After picking up the three points needed in order to challenge for the Campeonatos de Parejas in just one weekend,[28] Castagnoli and Ares defeated The Colony (Fire Ant and Soldier Ant) on March 20, 2010, to win the championship, making Castagnoli the first two-time Campeon de Parejas in Chikara history.[29] In April Castagnoli, Ares and Tursas defeated the teams of The Osirian Portal (Amasis and Ophidian) and Sara Del Rey, Team Perros del Mal (El Alebrije, Cuije and El Orientál), Team Big Japan Wrestling (Daisuke Sekimoto, Kankuro Hoshino and Yuji Okabayashi) and The Colony (Fire Ant, Soldier Ant and Green Ant) over a three-day tournament to win the 2010 King of Trios.[30] On October 23 Castagnoli represented BDK in the torneo cibernetico match, where they faced a team composed of Chikara originals. He eliminated himself from the match by low blowing Eddie Kingston, but his plan did not work out as Kingston came back to eliminate Tursas and win the match.[31] At the season nine finale on December 12, Castagnoli and Ares lost the Campeonatos de Parejas to Jigsaw and Mike Quackenbush.[32] On March 13, 2011, Castagnoli and Eddie Kingston finally faced each other in a grudge match fifteen months in the making, with Castagnoli emerging victorious after hitting Kingston with a chain.[33][34] In May, Castagnoli entered the 12 Large: Summit to determine the first ever Chikara Grand Champion. During the Chikarasaurus Rex weekend on July 30 and 31, Castagnoli was involved in two main event matches, both of which were also a part of the 12 Large: Summit. After losing to Mike Quackenbush on Night 1, Castagnoli suffered an upset loss against his BDK stablemate Sara Del Rey on Night 2, after which he turned on not only Del Rey, but also Daizee Haze as she was standing up for her regular tag team partner.[35] At the following event on August 27, Castagnoli was defeated by Icarus, eliminating him from contention in the 12 Large: Summit.[30]

Combat Zone Wrestling (2004–2006)

In late 2004 Castagnoli made his way to Combat Zone Wrestling, where he teamed up with Chris Hero to once again form the Kings of Wrestling.[36] Eventually, on September 10, 2005 they defeated The Tough Crazy Bastards of Necro Butcher and Toby Klein to win the CZW World Tag Team Championship.[37] While feuding with BLKOUT, Castagnoli and Hero lost the titles to Eddie Kingston and Joker. In September the Tag Team Championship was vacated when Joker left the company and on October 14, 2006, at Last Team Standing Castagnoli and Hero defeated Human Tornado and Justice Pain in the finals of a tournament to regain the championship.[38] With their victory Castagnoli and Hero held the tag team titles of three of the top American independent companies simultaneously (CZW, Chikara and ROH).

After news broke that WWE was interested in Castagnoli, he and Hero dropped the CZW World Tag Team Titles to the BLKOUT of Sabian and Robbie Mireno on November 11, 2006.[39] Castagnoli has not returned to the company since the loss.

Ring of Honor

Feud with Nigel McGuinness and CZW Invasion (2005–2006)

Castagnoli made his Ring of Honor debut on July 16, 2005, at Fate of an Angel.[40] For the rest of the year, he feuded with Pure Champion Nigel McGuinness. On December 17 at Final Battle 2005 McGuinness defeated Castagnoli in a match for the title and as a result Claudio could no longer challenge for the title as long as McGuinness was the champion.[40] At the beginning of 2006 Castagnoli's partner from other promotions, Chris Hero, along with other Combat Zone Wrestling wrestlers invaded ROH and started a cross-promotional war. Castagnoli initially sided with ROH, but on April 22, 2006, at The 100th Show turned on the company and assisted Hero, Super Dragon and Necro Butcher in defeating Team ROH (Samoa Joe, B.J. Whitmer and Adam Pearce) in a six-man main event match.[41] On July 15, 2006, at Death Before Dishonor 4 Team ROH defeated Castagnoli, Hero, Necro Butcher, Nate Webb and Eddie Kingston in a Cage of Death match to end the feud.[40] Due to having a contract with ROH prior to the invasion however, Castagnoli was allowed to stay in the company, while the rest of Team CZW were forced out. Hero returned to the company during the August tour of United Kingdom[42] and on September 16 he revealed that he had stolen the ROH World Tag Team Championship belts from champions Austin Aries and Roderick Strong in order to get himself and Castagnoli a match for them.[43] That match took place on September 16, 2006, at Glory By Honor V Night 2, where the Kings of Wrestling defeated Aries and Strong to become the new Ring of Honor tag team champions.[44][45]

With the news of WWE showing interest in Castagnoli, the Kings of Wrestling dropped the ROH World Tag Team Championship to Christopher Daniels and Matt Sydal on November 25, 2006, at Dethroned.[44] On December 23 at Final Battle 2006 the Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark) defeated Castagnoli and Hero in what was scheduled to be their last match together. After the match, Castagnoli announced that he would not be leaving for WWE after all, and promised great things for the Kings of Wrestling in 2007. Hero shook Castagnoli's hand, but left with his manager Larry Sweeney who promised Hero big things in 2007, thus ending the Kings of Wrestling.[46]

Pursuit of the ROH World Championship (2007–2009)

Castagnoli wrestled on Ring of Honor's first pay-per-view Respect is Earned on May 12, 2007, teaming with Matt Sydal to challenge the Briscoe Brothers for the ROH World Tag Team Championship.[47] Despite losing the match, Castagnoli was granted a rematch with the partner of his choosing. He chose former partner Chris Hero, but the duo lost to the Briscoes on June 9.[48]

Castagnoli gained success in ROH singles competition on July 28, 2007, by winning Ring of Honor's Race to the Top Tournament, a 16-man, two night event. He defeated Hallowicked, Mike Quackenbush and Jack Evans en route to the final, where he defeated El Generico.[49] He faced Takeshi Morishima for the ROH World Championship at Death Before Dishonor V: Night One on August 10, but lost.[40] He received a second shot, this time a three-way match with Brent Albright, later that month, but was again unable to win the title.[50] On December 29, 2007, one year after Hero had abandoned Castagnoli, the two of them faced each other at the second ROH pay-per-view Rising Above. If Castagnoli won the match, he would get five minutes with Larry Sweeney, but if he lost, would have had to join Sweet 'n' Sour Inc. He won,[5][51] but was defeated by Sweeney the following night at Final Battle 2007, when Sweet & Sour, Inc. member Daniel Puder interfered.[52]

On June 28, 2008, Castagnoli scored one of his biggest victories in Ring of Honor by pinning Bryan Danielson in their first meeting in ROH.[53] The following month, on July 26, Castagnoli received a match for the ROH World Championship against Nigel McGuinness, but lost. On August 2, Castagnoli failed a Championship rematch against McGuinness. Along with Bryan Danielson and ROH World Tag Team Champion Tyler Black he competed in a four-man Elimination Match. He wound up being the first eliminated by Danielson and afterwards snapped and beat Danielson down setting him up to be eliminated by the eventual winner McGuinness. After turning heel Castagnoli started referring to himself as "very European", joined Prince Nana's heel stable The Embassy and feuded with Brent Albright.[5]

Kings of Wrestling reunion (2009–2011)

Castagnoli performing the giant swing as Hero waits to dropkick the spinning opponent

On December 19, 2009, at Final Battle 2009, ROH's first live pay-per-view, Castagnoli reunited with his former Kings of Wrestling partner Chris Hero as they attacked the new ROH World Tag Team Champions, the Briscoe Brothers.[54] The two adopted Shane Hagadorn as their manager and Sara Del Rey as an associate.[55] On April 3, 2010, at The Big Bang! Castagnoli and Hero defeated the Briscoes to win the ROH World Tag Team Championship for the second time.[56] At the following pay-per-view, Death Before Dishonor VIII, on June 19 Castagnoli and Hero successfully defended their Championship against the Briscoes in a No Disqualification match.[57] In July, ROH announced the return of Tag Wars, where 12 tag teams competed in three blocks to determine new challengers for the Kings of Wrestling in an Ultimate Endurance match.[58] On August 28 the Kings of Wrestling defeated The Dark City Fight Club (Jon Davis and Kory Chavis), The All Night Express (Kenny King and Rhett Titus) and the Briscoes to retain the their championship and win the 2010 Tag Wars.[59] On September 2 it was announced that Castagnoli had signed a contract with ROH, which gave the company priority in his independent bookings.[60]

At the following pay–per–view, Glory By Honor IX on September 11, the Kings of Wrestling picked up a major victory by defeating Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin) in a non–title match.[61] On December 18 at Final Battle 2010 the Kings of Wrestling ended their feud with the Briscoe Brothers in a six-man tag team match, where Jay, Mark and their father Mike defeated Castagnoli, Hero and Shane Hagadorn.[62] On January 4, 2011 Castagnoli and Hero became the longest reigning ROH World Tag Team Champions by breaking the previous record of 275 days, set by the Briscoe Brothers.[63] On February 26 at the 9th Anniversary Show, Castagnoli and Hero successfully defended the ROH World Tag Team Championship against The All Night Express.[64] On April 1 at Honor Takes Center Stage, the Kings of Wrestling lost the ROH World Tag Team Championship to Haas and Benjamin, ending their reign at 363 days.[65] Castagnoli and Hero received their rematch for the ROH World Tag Team Championship on August 13 at the first Ring of Honor Wrestling tapings under the Sinclair Broadcast Group banner, but were unable to regain the championship from Haas and Benjamin.[66]

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (2005–2008, 2010–2011)

On August 6, 2005, Castagnoli made his debut for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, losing to Joey Ryan.[67] On September 2, 2006, Castagnoli entered his first Battle of Los Angeles tournament, but ended up being eliminated in the first round by Jack Evans.[68] On October 21, at Horror Business Castagnoli and Hero attempted to win the PWG World Tag Team Championship to hold four different sets of Tag Team titles simultaneously, but were unable to dethrone the Champions Super Dragon and Davey Richards.[69] They received another match for the Championship during the 2007 DDT4 tournament, but were defeated in the first round by the Briscoes.[70] In August 2007, Castagnoli competed in his second Battle of Los Angeles. He defeated Doug Williams in the first round, but lost to Pac in the second.[71][72]

In late 2007, Chris Hero was involved in a feud with Human Tornado and when Hero's scheduled tag team partner Eddie Kingston turned on him in a mystery tag team partner match and sided with Tornado instead, Castagnoli came out and took Kingston's place as Hero's partner. However, when Hero went to tag Castagnoli, he nailed him with a European uppercut, turned heel and joined Tornado and Kingston. On January 5, 2008, at All Star Weekend 6: Night One Tornado, Castagnoli and Kingston defeated Hero, Necro Butcher and Hero's girlfriend/valet Candice LeRae in a six-person tag team match to earn Tornado a match with LeRae.[73] On March 21, 2008, Hero defeated Castagnoli in a grudge match.[74] On July 6, 2008, at PWG's fifth anniversary show Life During Wartime Castagnoli wrestled his last match at the time for the promotion, defeating Phoenix Star.[75]

Castagnoli returned to the company for the annual Battle of Los Angeles Tournament on September 4, 2010.[76] Castagnoli made it to the semifinals of the tournament, defeating Ricochet and Roderick Strong, before losing to the eventual winner Joey Ryan.[77][78] Ryan should then have earned a match for the PWG World Championship, but as Davey Richards was stripped of the Championship, Castagnoli and the three other Battle of Los Angeles semifinalists – Brandon Gatson, Chris Hero and Joey Ryan – were placed in a four–way match to determine a new Champion.[79] On October 9's The Curse of Guerrilla Island, Castagnoli defeated Gatson, Hero and Ryan to win the PWG World Championship, his first major singles title in the United States.[80][81][82]

Castagnoli and Hero were scheduled to face PWG World Tag Team Champions, ¡Peligro Abejas! (El Generico and Paul London), in a non–title match at the following event. Due to Castagnoli's title win, the Champions agreed to put their belts on the line as long as Castagnoli agreed to give the victor a shot at the PWG World Championship, should the Kings lose. After Castagnoli had agreed to the stipulation, ¡Peligro Abejas! defeated him and Hero to retain the World Tag Team Championship and earn El Generico a shot at the PWG World Championship.[83] On January 29, 2011, during the WrestleReunion 5 weekend, Castagnoli made his first successful defense by defeating El Generico.[84] On March 4 Castagnoli and Hero entered the 2011 DDT 4 Tournament, defeating the Cutler Brothers (Brandon and Dustin Cutler) in their first round match. However, in the semifinals of the tournament the Kings of Wrestling suffered an upset loss against the Nightmare Violence Connection (Akira Tozawa and Kevin Steen) when Tozawa rolled Hero up for the win.[85] On April 9 Castagnoli defended the PWG World Championship against the Battle of Los Angeles winner, Joey Ryan, who had knocked him out of the previous year's tournament.[86] On May 27, during the first night of All Star Weekend 8, Castagnoli successfully defended the PWG World Championship against his longtime tag team partner Chris Hero.[87] The following night, Castagnoli defeated Low Ki to retain the title.[88] On July 23 at PWG's eighth anniversary show, Castagnoli defeated Hero in a rematch for the PWG World Championship. After the match Castagnoli accepted a challenge from Kevin Steen and ended up losing the title to him in the impromptu match, ending his reign at 287 days.[89]

On August 20, after both Castagnoli and Hero were eliminated from the 2011 Battle of Los Angeles in the first round, they challenged PWG World Tag Team Champions, The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson), to a match for the title. The match, which took place later that same evening, saw the Kings of Wrestling once again fail to win the PWG World Tag Team Championship.[90]

Pro Wrestling Noah (2008–2011)

Castagnoli made his debut for Pro Wrestling Noah on February 15, 2008, when he teamed up with Chris Hero in a losing effort against Jun Akiyama and Kentaro Shiga.[91] He primarily wrestled in the promotion as Chris Hero's tag team partner and in January 2010 the Kings of Wrestling entered the Global Tag League, where they ended up losing all of their matches.[91] Castagnoli and Hero returned to Noah on November 19, 2010, for a three-week-long tour. The team went undefeated in tag team matches, before being defeated on the final day of the tour, December 5, by Takuma Sano and Yoshihiro Takayama in a match for the GHC Tag Team Championship.[91][92]

The Kings of Wrestling returned to Noah in April 2011 to take part in the 2011 Global Tag League, where they managed to win two out of their seven round robin matches, finishing seventh out of eight teams in the block.[93] On May 15, he traveled to Germany to challenge Takashi Sugiura's GHC Heavyweight Championship on "Genesis in Germany", co-promoted by local Westside Xtreme Wrestling and NOAH. However, he was unsuccessful in his challenge, losing after an Olympic Slam.[94]

Other promotions

Castagnoli in the ring in April 2009

In November 2006, he wrestled Antonio Thomas in one half of the main event at MXW Pro Wrestling's Capital Collision show in Albany, New York. In April 2007, Castagnoli represented Chikara in the inaugural King of Europe Cup, a sixteen-man tournament held in Liverpool, England. He lost in the opening match against CZW's representative and former partner, Chris Hero.[95]

During mid-2007, Castagnoli competed in the Reclaiming the Glory Tournament for the newly vacated NWA World Heavyweight Championship under the Terry Funk bracket.[96] He defeated Pepper Parks in the first-round qualifiers and Sicodelico Jr. in the second[97] before losing to Brent Albright in the semi-finals on August 12 in Charlotte, North Carolina.[96]

Later in September, Castagnoli competed in Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South's Ted Petty Invitational 2007 tournament. He defeated Nigel McGuinness in the first round, Davey Richards in the quarterfinals, and Brent Albright in the semifinals to compete in a three-way elimination match, with finalists Mike Quackenbush and IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Champion Chuck Taylor. He was first eliminated by the eventual winner, Quackenbush, being pinned following a Quackendriver II. Castagnoli replaced Fergal Devitt in the eight-man NWA Australian Championship Tournament which was held in November 2007.

On March 13, 2010, Castagnoli made his debut for Evolve Wrestling, at the promotion's second event, defeating Bobby Fish.[98] At the following show on May 1 Castagnoli was defeated by Chuck Taylor.[99]

World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE

Florida Championship Wrestling (2011–2012)

Castagnoli as Antonio Cesaro during a WWE dark match in April 2012

In September 2011, Castagnoli signed a contract with WWE and began working in its developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) under the new ring name Antonio Cesaro.[4][100] He made his FCW debut at a live event on September 17, in a loss against Seth Rollins.[101] He made his television debut on the October 24 episode, defeating Mike Dalton,[102] which would be the first win in a singles winning streak that lasted until February 2012.[103] On January 6, 2012, Cesaro made his WWE live event debut in Jackson, Mississippi, where he teamed with Michael McGillicutty in a tag team loss to Alex Riley and Mason Ryan.[104] On the March 4 FCW TV, Cesaro and Alexander Rusev unsuccessfully challenged Bo Rotundo and Husky Harris for the Florida Tag Team Championships.[105] Cesaro then started feuding with Richie Steamboat over the FCW 15 Championship, starting with a title match (15 minute Iron Man rules) on the March 18 episode, which ended in a 1-1 draw, so Steamboat retained the title.[106] A 20-minute rematch on the April 8 episode resulted in a similar 1-1 draw.[107] A second 30-minute rematch for the title on the May 6 FCW TV resulted in Steamboat winning 3-2.[108] On the May 13 FCW TV, Cesaro was then disqualified against Kassius Ohno (the former Chris Hero) and eliminated from a tournament to crown the number one contender to the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship.[109] Cesaro faced Steamboat again for the FCW 15 Championship on the July 8 FCW TV in a 15-minute match that Steamboat won 1-0 in sudden death overtime.[110]

United States Champion (2012–2013)

Cesaro as the United States Champion in 2013

Cesaro made his WWE television debut on the April 20, 2012, episode of SmackDown, appearing in a backstage segment with Aksana and Theodore Long, ending with him going to talk to General Manager John Laurinaitis about a contract.[111] In storyline, the multilingual Cesaro served in the Swiss militia, before embarking on a career in rugby, which ended with him being banned for "excessive aggression".[2] The following week, Cesaro easily defeated Tyson Kidd in what was billed as a tryout match.[112] In May, Aksana revealed that she and Cesaro were lovers.[113] On the July 3 Great American Bash SmackDown, Cesaro suffered his first loss, when he and Aksana were defeated in a mixed tag team match by The Great Khali and Layla, though Cesaro himself was not pinned.[114] On the July 27 and August 3 episodes of SmackDown, Cesaro scored back-to-back non-title wins over United States Champion Santino Marella.[115][116] On the following SmackDown, Cesaro suffered his first loss in a singles match as he was pinned by Christian.[117] On August 19, during the SummerSlam pre-show, Cesaro defeated Santino Marella to win the United States Championship, his first singles title in WWE.[118] Cesaro made his first televised title defense on the September 3 Raw, defeating Marella in a rematch.[119] Cesaro next defended the title from Zack Ryder on September 16 at Night of Champions.[120] On the September 21 SmackDown, Cesaro ended his relationship with Aksana, after an inadvertent distraction from her cost him his non-title match with Santino Marella.[121] This led to a title rematch between Cesaro and Marella the following week, where Cesaro was able to easily retain his title.[122]

After Cesaro was defeated by Justin Gabriel in a non-title match on the October 22 Raw,[123] the two were booked in a United States Championship match six days later at Hell in a Cell, where Cesaro successfully defended his title.[124] Cesaro then began feuding with R-Truth after Truth saved Kofi Kingston from a post-match assault from Cesaro on the October 29 Raw.[125] At the same time as his feud with Truth, Cesaro was successfully defending his title against Tyson Kidd on the October 31 episode of NXT;[126] with NXT being the rebranded FCW.[127] On November 18 at Survivor Series, Cesaro defeated R-Truth to retain the United States Championship.[128] The feud continued on the following SmackDown, with Truth defeating Cesaro in a non-title match.[129] Cesaro then defeated Truth in two more matches, first in a four-way match, which also included Kofi Kingston and Wade Barrett on the December 3 Raw and second on December 16 at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs in a singles match, to retain his title.[130][131] On the December 31 Raw, Cesaro issued a title challenge to Sgt. Slaughter as part of the "Champion's Choice Night" and then defeated Slaughter in the match that followed to retain his championship.[132] Two days later on the January 2, 2013, episode of WWE Main Event, Cesaro defeated The Great Khali to retain his United States Championship with a massive Neutralizer. Afterwards, Cesaro began a short-lived feud with The Miz, who confronted Cesaro after he insulted Americans as being soft.[133] In the pre-show of the Royal Rumble on January 27, Cesaro defeated Miz to retain the United States Championship. Later on in the pay-per-view, Cesaro entered his first Royal Rumble match at number 22. He lasted a decent amount of time, and even managed to eliminate Daniel Bryan, but was the 18th man eliminated by the eventual winner John Cena.[134] Cesaro's feud with Miz continued on February 17 at Elimination Chamber, where he retained the United States Championship via disqualification after Miz accidentally hit him in the groin.[135] Cesaro and Miz faced off in a Two-out-of-Three falls match for the United States Championship on the March 1 SmackDown, where Cesaro yet again retained his title.[136] During the March 21 NXT tapings[137] (which aired on April 24 due to tape delay), Cesaro successfully retained his title against Adrian Neville during the "Clash of the Champions" NXT.[138] On the April 15 Raw, Cesaro lost the United States Championship to Kofi Kingston in an upset victory, ending his long-lived reign at 239 days.[139] Cesaro received his rematch for the title on the May 1 episode of Main Event, but was again defeated by Kingston.[140]

The Real Americans (2013–2014)

In 2013, Castagnoli formed The Real Americans with Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger

In May, Cesaro started a feud with Sami Zayn on NXT, where the two held some of what would later be considered the best matches of 2014. The two first squared off in the ring during the May 22 episode of NXT, where Zayn scored an upset victory over Cesaro in his debut match.[141] Cesaro later defeated Zayn in a rematch on the June 13 episode of NXT.[142] On the June 17 episode of Raw, Cesaro became an associate of Zeb Colter.[143] Colter and Cesaro went on to justify their alliance by saying that Cesaro is the ultimate (legal) immigrant and thus a superior American.[144] Cesaro unsuccessfully challenged Bo Dallas for the NXT Championship on the July 3 episode of NXT.[145] At the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, Cesaro and Colter's fellow client Jack Swagger competed in the World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank ladder match, but were both unsuccessful as the match was won by Damien Sandow.[146] The following night on Raw, Cesaro and Swagger, now billed as "The Real Americans", teamed together for the first time, but ended up being defeated by The Usos.[147] On the August 21 episode of NXT, Cesaro defeated Zayn in a Two-out-of-Three Falls Match to conclude the feud.[148] During the Night of Champions pre-show, The Real Americans competed in a number one contenders Tag Team Turmoil match for the WWE Tag Team Championship, in which they were the last team eliminated by The Prime Time Players (Darren Young and Titus O'Neil).[149] Simultaneously, The Real Americans began a feud with the returning Santino Marella after he defeated both of them in singles competition.[150][151][152] On October 6 at Battleground, The Real Americans defeated Marella and The Great Khali in a tag team match.[153] The Real Americans moved onto feuding with Los Matadores,[154][155][156] culminating in a tag team match on October 27 at Hell in a Cell, which Los Matadores won.[157] The following night on Raw, The Real Americans defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes and Goldust in a non-title match.[158]

In early 2014, The Real Americans competed against several tag teams (Rey Mysterio and The Big Show/Sin Cara as well as The Usos), but weren't successful in winning.[159][160][161] Cesaro also competed in the 30-man Royal Rumble match at the Royal Rumble, entering at number 21, but was eliminated by Roman Reigns.[162] On the January 31 episode of SmackDown, Cesaro defeated Dolph Ziggler to earn a spot at the Elimination Chamber match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.[163] On the February 14 SmackDown, while his ring name was shortened to "Cesaro", he defeated WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton clean in a non-title match.[164][165] At the Elimination Chamber, Cesaro was eliminated third by Cena via submission.[166] On February 27, at NXT Arrival, Cesaro defeated Zayn again but embraced Zayn after the match.[167]

On the post-WrestleMania Raw, Hulk Hogan endorsed and congratulated Cesaro for winning the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXX

During the pre-show of Wrestlemania XXX, The Real Americans were the final team eliminated during a Fatal Four-Way Tag Team Elimination Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship.[168] Jack Swagger blamed Cesaro for the loss and put Cesaro in the Patriot Lock before Colter demanded that the duo to shake hands. Cesaro instead retaliated with a Cesaro Swing on Swagger.[169] Later during the pay-per-view, Cesaro was a surprise entrant in the "André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal", which he won by lastly eliminating Big Show by body slamming him out of the ring, which mirrored Hulk Hogan's body slam of Andre.[170]

Alliances with Paul Heyman and Tyson Kidd (2014–2015)

On the post-WrestleMania Raw on April 7, Cesaro's WrestleMania victory was endorsed by Hogan. Cesaro proceeded to dump Colter as his manager, instead revealing that he was a new client of Paul Heyman.[171] After Cesaro was eliminated by Rob Van Dam from a tournament for an Intercontinental title shot,[172] he went on to beat Van Dam and former partner Swagger in an elimination match at Extreme Rules in May.[173] Cesaro had a series of matches against WWE United States Champion Sheamus, but ultimately failed to capture the title at Payback in June.[174] Cesaro then defeated Van Dam to qualify for the Money in the Bank ladder match for the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship,[175] which was won by John Cena.[176] After that, Cesaro went on to lose to likes of Kofi Kingston and Big E in singles matches,[177][178] while also being eliminated by Heath Slater in a battle royal for the Intercontinental Championship at Battleground in July.[179] On the July 21 Raw, Cesaro ended his partnership with Paul Heyman.[180]

Cesaro "was on the verge of big things with fans getting behind what they expected would be a babyface turn... Then it fell apart. They did a heel turn to put him with Paul Heyman, and apparently figured that enabled them to not give him wins at all since Heyman was with him... but he’d stay over before his big babyface turn fell completely apart and the turn was forgotten about".

Without Heyman, Cesaro went on a losing streak, being defeated by Dean Ambrose, John Cena, Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler and finally Rob Van Dam at the SummerSlam pre-show.[182][183][184] By defeating Van Dam in a rematch on Raw, Cesaro earned another United States title shot against Sheamus,[185] but lost again at Night of Champions in September.[186] Instead, Cesaro switched his sights to another title, the Intercontinental Championship held by Dolph Ziggler, as Cesaro became number one contender after winning a battle royal.[187] In September to November, Cesaro faced Ziggler in a title match on five occasions, on Raw, SmackDown and at Hell in a Cell, but lost every match, including three-way matches and a two-out-of-three falls match.[188][189]

Also in November, along with losses to Ryback and Erick Rowan and failing to win the United States title in a battle royal, Cesaro's tease of joining Team Cena for a Survivor Series match turned out to be a ruse.[190] In a December 2014 interview, Stone Cold Steve Austin asked Vince McMahon why Cesaro had not gotten over yet and asked whether Cesaro was getting a proper push. McMahon replied that Cesaro was lacking in charisma, verbal skills and the "it" factor, "might be because he's Swiss ... and the European style". McMahon concluded that he was not certain what could be done to restore Cesaro's momentum, but McMahon was not giving up.[191][192]

Cesaro and Tyson Kidd as the WWE Tag Team Champions in April 2015.

Cesaro began a tag team with Tyson Kidd on the December 1 episode of Raw and were eliminated from a gauntlet match for a tag title shot by the Usos.[193] They gained victories over Los Matadores, and proceeded to ally with Adam Rose in a feud against The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) in January.[194] On the Royal Rumble pre-show, Cesaro and Kidd defeated The New Day. Later that night, Cesaro entered the Rumble match at number 28, however he was eliminated by Dolph Ziggler.[195] At Fastlane on February 22, Cesaro and Kidd defeated The Usos to capture the WWE Tag Team Championships.[196] They retained their titles in a rematch the following night on Raw after their valet Natalya caused a disqualification.[197] Cesaro and Kidd managed to retain their titles on the WrestleMania 31 pre-show in a fatal four-way tag team match.[198] Cesaro also competed in the André the Giant memorial battle royal, but was eliminated by Big Show, whom Cesaro had eliminated the prior year.[199] Cesaro and Kidd then reignited their feud against The New Day, where a double turn took place; Cesaro and Kidd turned into babyfaces by displaying a fighting spirit, marking Cesaro's first ever face turn in the WWE, while The New Day turned heel by using underhanded tactics during their matches. At Extreme Rules, Cesaro and Kidd lost the Tag Team Championships to The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston), ending their reign at nine weeks.[200] They failed to regain the championships on the April 30 episode of SmackDown.[201] and at Payback in a 2-out-of-3 falls match, with Xavier Woods interfering in both matches.[202] At Elimination Chamber, Cesaro and Kidd competed in the first ever tag team Elimination Chamber match, but failed to win the titles. On June 7, it was announced that Kidd had suffered a legitimate spinal injury and would be out of action for over a year.[203]

Cesaro Section (2015–present)

On the June 29 episode of Raw, Cesaro answered John Cena's United States Championship open challenge and won by disqualification after Kevin Owens interfered and assaulted Cesaro.[204] He unsuccessfully challenged Cena for the championship again on the July 6 episode of Raw in a match that was hailed as an 'instant classic'.[205][206] After Raw went off the air, Cena praised Cesaro to the crowd, stating "Cesaro should be main eventing every night".[207] On the July 13 episode of Raw, Cesaro confronted Kevin Owens and Rusev about who should face Cena for the championship. This resulted in a triple threat match, where the winner would face Cena immediately after, which Rusev won.[208] On the July 16 episode of SmackDown, Cesaro became only the second man (after John Cena) to pin Rusev in a singles match.[209] In the main event of the July 20 episode of Raw, Cesaro teamed with John Cena and Randy Orton to defeat Sheamus, Kevin Owens, and Rusev.[210] Cesaro was again attacked by Owens after losing a match to Seth Rollins on the July 23 episode of SmackDown.[211] Cesaro teamed up with Randy Orton to defeat Sheamus and Kevin Owens on the August 17 episode of Raw. At SummerSlam 2015, Cesaro was defeated by Owens in a singles match. In the subsequent weeks Cesaro's importance was downplayed, being used instead to further feuds he had no part of. On the September 7 episode of Raw, Cesaro faced The Miz in a match that resulted in a double count-out. After the match, Cesaro was knocked out by Big Show. Cesaro started appearing on Superstars and Main Event defeating the likes of Heath Slater, Bo Dallas and Adam Rose.[212]

Personal life

Castagnoli is fluent in English, German, Italian, French, and Swiss German.[213] Castagnoli has dated fellow wrestler Sara Amato.[214]

Castagnoli trains in variations of Olympic weightlifting. He is able to perform a one-arm snatch with a 145 pound barbell,[215] a one arm clean and jerk with 135 pounds,[216] and with a 130 kg[217] (295 pound[218]) barbell using 2 arms. He cites Razor Ramon as his inspiration.

Other media

Cesaro made an appearance in Darren Aronofsky's 2008 wrestling drama film The Wrestler.

Cesaro regularly appeared on the WWE web series The JBL and Cole Show, until it's cancellation in June 2015. He made his video game debut in WWE 13, as a downloadable character, and has since appeared in WWE 2K14, WWE 2K15, and WWE 2K16 as a playable character.

In wrestling

Cesaro performing a modified superplex on Jack Swagger
Castagnoli performing a giant swing
Cesaro and Tyson Kidd performing a Cesaro Swing/dropkick combination
Castagnoli performing the Ragnarok with Tursas
As The Kings of Wrestling from 2009-2011, Castagnoli and Chris Hero (right) were managed by Sara Del Rey (middle) and Shane Hagadorn
Castagnoli with Sara Amato.

Wrestlers trained

Championships and accomplishments

Cesaro is a former United States Champion...
... a former WWE Tag Team Champion (with Tyson Kidd)...
... and the inaugural André the Giant Memorial Trophy winner


  1. ^ a b c d "Cagematch profile". Cagematch. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Antonio Cesaro - WWE profile".  
  3. ^ a b c "More about me...". Archived from the original on 2011-01-18. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  4. ^ a b "Claudio Castagnoli no more – former ROH tag champ signs with WWE, changes name". Pro Wrestling Torch. 2011-09-16. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae "OWOW profile". 
  6. ^ "Very Mysterious Ice Cream". Retrieved 2014-05-26. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Antonio Cesaro".  
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Chikara profile". Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. 
  9. ^ Very European Maneuvers Playlist
  10. ^ Five Very European Maneuvers for Antonio Cesaro
  11. ^ wXw Extreme Wrestling Party results,, retrieved July 29, 2007.
  12. ^ Tag World Grand Prix 2005: Night Three" – 2/20/2005""". ChikaraFans. Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  13. ^ Tag World Grand Prix 2006: Night One" – 2/24/2006""". ChikaraFans. Archived from the original on 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  14. ^ a b c Vetter, Chris (2006-05-11). "Tape Review: Chikara Pro, "Tag World Grand Prix," night 3, Feb. 26, 2006, with Hero, Castognoli, Delirious, Milano". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  15. ^ Brick" – 11/17/2006""". ChikaraFans. Archived from the original on 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  16. ^ King of Trios 2007: Night One" – 2/16/2007""". ChikaraFans. Archived from the original on 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  17. ^ Rey de Voladores" – 4/22/2007""". ChikaraFans. Archived from the original on 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  18. ^ Cibernetico & Robin" – 9/22/2007""". ChikaraFans. Archived from the original on 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  19. ^ Stephen Colbert > Bill O’Reilly" – 12/9/2007""". ChikaraFans. Archived from the original on 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  20. ^ Style and Substance" – 9/7/2008""". ChikaraFans. Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  21. ^ The Global Gauntlet: Night Two" – 10/19/2008""". ChikaraFans. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  22. ^ "King of Trios 2009: Night 1" – 3/27/2009". ChikaraFans. Archived from the original on 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  23. ^ "King of Trios 2009: Night 2" – 3/28/2009". ChikaraFans. Archived from the original on 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  24. ^ "King of Trios 2009: Night 3" – 3/29/2009". ChikaraFans. Archived from the original on 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  25. ^ Aniversario Yang" – 5/24/2009""". ChikaraFans. Archived from the original on 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  26. ^ Young Lions Cup VII: Night Three" – 8/16/2009""". ChikaraFans. Archived from the original on 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  27. ^ a b Three-Fisted Tales" ~ Live Results""". Chikara Fans. Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  28. ^ Ford, Kevin (2010-03-07). "The CHIKARA Special 3.07.10: A Day Late, a Dollar Short". 411Mania. Retrieved 2010-03-21. 
  29. ^ Martin, Adam (2010-03-23). "CHIKARA: Results from weekend events". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-04-26. 
  30. ^ a b c "Chikara – Official results".  
  31. ^ Carroll, John (2010-10-24). "Chikara Torneo Cibernetico show review".  
  32. ^ a b "Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas title history".  
  33. ^  
  34. ^ Boutwell, Josh (2011-03-18). "Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  35. ^ Martin, Adam (2011-08-02). "Indy News #4: Chikara weekend results". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  36. ^ "'Breaking Point: Let The Kaos Begin'".  
  37. ^ CZW Big Mutha F'N Deal results,, retrieved July 30, 2007.
  38. ^ CZW Last Team Standing results,, retrieved July 30, 2007.
  39. ^ CZW Night of Infamy results,, retrieved July 30, 2007.
  40. ^ a b c d "Ring of Honor: Past Results".  
  41. ^ Garoon, Brad; Ziegler, Jacob (2006-06-29). "ROH THE 100TH SHOW". 411Mania. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  42. ^ Garoon, Brad; Ziegler, Jacob (2006-11-13). "ROH – Unified DVD Review". 411Mania. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  43. ^ Hero, Chris (2006-08-17). "These Will Be Ours". Chris Hero on LiveJournal. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  44. ^ a b c "Ring Of Honor Tag Team Championship".  
  45. ^ Garoon, Brad; Ziegler, Jacob (2007-01-18). "ROH – Glory By Honor V Night 2 DVD Review". 411Mania. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  46. ^ Garoon, Brad; Ziegler, Jacob (2007-04-23). "ROH – Final Battle 2006 DVD Review". 411Mania. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  47. ^ ROH Respect Is Earned results,, retrieved July 29, 2007.
  48. ^ ROH Domination results,, retrieved July 29, 2007.
  49. ^ ROH Race to the Top Tournament Day 2 results,, retrieved July 29, 2007.
  50. ^ Hartford, CT- Caged Rage August 24th, Ring of Honor, retrieved August 18, 2007.
  51. ^ Radican, Sean (2008-03-04). "RADICAN'S ROH RISING ABOVE PPV REPORT 3/7 (McGuinness-Aries, Briscoes-NRC)". PWTorch. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  52. ^ Vasquez, Steve (2007-12-31). """12/30 ROH Final Battle 2007: Danielson vs. Aries vs. Hero vs. Morishima: "Greatest Match I Have Ever Seen Live.. PWTorch. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  53. ^ Martin, Adam (2008-06-29). "Ring of Honor Results: 6/28 – Chicago Ridge, IL (Nigel/Jerry Lynn – info)". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  54. ^ Caldwell, James (2009-12-19). "Caldwell'S Ring Of Honor PPV Report 12/19: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of ROH's first online PPV – Austin Aries vs. Tyler Black". PWTorch. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  55. ^ a b c Bonanno, Nicholas (2010-02-15). "2/13 ROH in New York City: Detailed report on Tyler Black's ROH Title victory, Brian Kendrick vs. Roderick Strong, Richards vs. Generico". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2010-12-19. 
  56. ^ Gerweck, Steve (2010-04-04). "4/3 ROH Big Bang PPV Results". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  57. ^ Caldwell, James (2010-06-19). "Caldwell's Ring of Honor PPV report 6/19: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Death Before Dishonor VIII Internet PPV". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  58. ^ "Tag Wars Brackets Revealed!".  
  59. ^ a b Magee, Bob (2010-08-29). "8/28 ROH Results: Charlotte, North Carolina". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  60. ^ Caldwell, James (2010-09-02). "ROH News: Ring of Honor announces contract signings with ROH tag champions". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  61. ^ Caldwell, James; Radican, Sean (2010-09-11). "9/11 ROH internet PPV live results: Caldwell & Radican's coverage of "Glory by Honor IX" – ROH Title match, Haas & Benjamin debut". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2010-09-12. 
  62. ^ Caldwell, James (2010-12-18). "Caldwell's Ring of Honor PPV report 12/18: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of "Final Battle 2010" – Strong vs. Richards, Generico vs. Steen". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  63. ^ "History Is Made!".  
  64. ^ Caldwell, James (2011-02-26). "Caldwell's Ring of Honor PPV report 2/26: Complete "virtual time" coverage of "9th Anniversary Show" – Strong vs. Homicide ROH Title match, Briscoes vs. Haas & Benjamin main event". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  65. ^ Caldwell, James; Radican, Sean (2011-04-01). "ROH Internet PPV report 4/1: Caldwell & Radican's "virtual-time" coverage of live ROH PPV from Atlanta". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  66. ^ Slater, Kenneth (2011-08-14). "ROH TV tapings report 8-13 Chicago".  
  67. ^ "Zombies Shouldn't Run".  
  68. ^ "2006 Battle of Los Angeles – Night Two".  
  69. ^ "Horror Business".  
  70. ^ "Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament – Night One".  
  71. ^ "2007 Battle of Los Angeles – Night One".  
  72. ^ "2007 Battle of Los Angeles – Night Three".  
  73. ^ "All Star Weekend 6 – Night One".  
  74. ^ "1.21 Gigawatts".  
  75. ^ "Life During Wartime".  
  76. ^ "2010 Battle of Los Angeles takes place September 4 & 5!".  
  77. ^  
  78. ^  
  79. ^ Caldwell, James (2010-09-14). "PWG News: Davey Richards relinquishes PWG World Title, four-way match announced for next show to determine new champion". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  80. ^ "The Curse of Guerrilla Island".  
  81. ^ a b Caldwell, James (2010-10-10). "PWG News: ROH tag champion Claudio Castagnoli captures PWG Title; Pic of the new champ following Saturday night's title match". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  82. ^ Castagnoli, Claudio (2010-10-10). "It took me over 6 years but I finally won my first big singles title in the US. I am the PWG World Heavyweight Champion! Hard work pays off".  
  83. ^ Csonka, Larry (2010-12-13). "PWG Cyanide: A Loving Tribute to Poison Report 12.11.10". 411Mania. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  84. ^ a b Massingham, Matt (2011-01-30). "1/29 PWG results in Los Angeles: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of PWG Title match, Kaval vs. Davey, Roberts retirement, Legends Battle Royal". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  85. ^ Massingham, Matt (2011-03-05). "3/4 PWG results in Reseda, Calif.: complete DDT4 tag tournament results – TNA tag team in finals, PWG Title match announced for next show". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  86. ^ Caldwell, James (2011-04-10). "PWG News: TNA tag team captures PWG Tag Titles at "Winning," Steen scratched, Low-Ki, Claudio retains top title". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  87. ^ "5/27 PWG All-Star Weekend Night 1 results: Hero vs. Claudio main event, ROH champ vs. Shelley, GenMe, GenNext". Pro Wrestling Torch. 2011-05-28. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  88. ^ Matt (2011-05-29). "5/28 PWG All-Star Weekend Night 2 results: Low-Ki challenges for PWG Title, GenMe vs. GenNext, ROH champion". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 
  89. ^ Caldwell, James (2011-07-24). "PWG News: New PWG champion – impromptu title match concludes "PWG 8" Saturday night". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  90. ^ Massingham, Matt (2011-08-21). "8/20 PWG results in Reseda, Calif.: BOLA tournament winner, Young Bucks not shaking hands turned into angle, Tag Title match, Finlay debuts". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  91. ^ a b c "Pro Wrestling Noah matches". Cagematch. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  92. ^ Zayfren (2010-12-05). "Resultados Pro Wrestling NOAH, 5 de diciembre: Takashi Sugiura retiene". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-12-05. 
  93. ^ "Global Tag Team League Tournament 2011".  
  94. ^ "NOAH Genesis in Germany – 15.5. – Results".  
  95. ^ King of Europe Cup 2007 Day 1 results,, retrieved July 29, 2007. "King Of Europe Cup 2007 First Round Match: Chris Hero [defeated] Claudio Castagnoli."
  96. ^ a b National Wrestling Alliance – Reclaiming the Glory,, last accessed August 18, 2007.
  97. ^ Chikara Showdown in CrisisLand results,, retrieved July 29, 2007. "NWA World Heavyweight Title Tournament Quarter Final: Claudio Castagnoli [defeated] Sicodelico Jr."
  98. ^ Csonka, Larry (2010-03-15). "EVOLVE 2 Results From New Jersey". 411Mania. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  99. ^ Radican, Sean (2010-11-15). "Radican's Evolve DVD review series: "Evolve 3: Rise or Fall" 5/1 – Castagnoli vs. Taylor, Fish vs. Hero". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  100. ^  
  101. ^ "Former ROH stars face each other on WWE developmental show". Pro Wrestling Torch. 2011-09-18. Retrieved 2011-09-18. 
  102. ^ Namako, Jason (2011-10-25). "FCW Results – 10/24/11". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  103. ^ "Antonio Cesaro's televised matches for FCW". CAGEMATCH. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  104. ^  
  105. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "FCW Television Report For 3/4: Three Titles On The Line; Dean Ambrose Spreads Some Sunshine On The Mic". PWInsider. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  106. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "FCW Television Report For 3/18: Cesaro/steamboat Fcw 15 Title Match; Kassius Ohno's Fcw Tv In Ring Debut". PWInsider. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  107. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "FCW Television Report For 4/8: Steamboat/Cesaro Goes 20; Jim Ross Does Commentary". PWInsider. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  108. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "FCW Television Report For 5/6: Cesaro/Steamboat Go 30 Minutes With Jim Ross And William Regal On Commentary". PWInsider. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  109. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "FCW Television Report 5/13: Ohno/cesaro; Steamboat/Victor; Rotundo/Kruger". PWInsider. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  110. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "FCW Television Report For 7/8: Steamboat And Rollins Defend Their Titles; Ohno; Rollins; And More". PWInsider. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  111. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-04-20). "Caldwell's WWE SmackDown results 4/20: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Smackdown on Syfy – six-man tag main event, roster changes". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  112. ^ a b Parks, Greg (2012-04-27). "Parks' WWE SmackDown report 4/27: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of the show, including Sheamus vs. Mark Henry". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-04-27. 
  113. ^ Parks, Greg. "PARKS' WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT 5/11: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of the show, including Sheamus & Orton vs. Del Rio & Jericho". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  114. ^ Parks, Greg (2012-07-03). "Parks' WWE SmackDown report 7/3: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of the live Great American Bash special, including 20-man Battle Royal; winner acts as GM for Smackdown next week". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  115. ^ Parks, Greg (2012-07-27). "Parks' WWE SmackDown report 7/27: Complete coverage of the Friday show, including Fatal Four-Way to determine World Title #1 Contender". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 
  116. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-08-03). "Caldwell's WWE SmackDown results 8/3: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Syfy show - Orton-Del Rio, Sheamus-Tensai". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  117. ^ a b Parks, Greg (2012-08-10). "Parks' WWE SmackDown report 8/10: Complete "virtual time" coverage of the Friday night show, including Dolph Ziggler as guest on Jericho's Highlight Reel". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  118. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-08-19). "Caldwell's WWE SummerSlam PPV report 8/19: Complete "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Lesnar vs. Triple H, Punk vs. Cena vs. Show". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  119. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-09-03). "Caldwell's WWE Raw results 9/3: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw - Punk returns home, Anger Management". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  120. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-09-16). "Caldwell's WWE Night of Champions PPV report 9/16: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Punk vs. Cena, six title matches". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  121. ^ Shannon, James (2012-09-21). "WWE Smackdown TV report - Edge returns, tons of Kane & Bryan".  
  122. ^ Parks, Greg (2012-09-28). "Parks' WWE SmackDown report 9/28: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Friday night show, including Randy Orton vs. The Big Show". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  123. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-10-22). "Caldwell's WWE Raw results 10/22: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw leading to HIAC - Ryback hype continues, GM removed, lumberjack main event". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  124. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-10-28). "Caldwell's WWE Hell in a Cell PPV report 10/28: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Will WWE pull the trigger on Ryback as top champ?". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  125. ^ "Caldwell's WWE Raw Results 10/29: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw - PPV fall-out, Foley returns". 
  126. ^ James, Justin. "JAMES'S WWE NXT RESULTS 10/31 - Week 19: U.S. Title defense, Woods debuts, Dusty books #1 contender match; Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  127. ^ "WWE News: FCW name being phased out". Wrestling Observer. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 
  128. ^ a b Caldwell, James. "CALDWELL'S WWE SURVIVOR SERIES PPV REPORT 11/18: Complete "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Punk-Cena-Ryback". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  129. ^ "CALDWELL'S WWE SMACKDOWN RESULTS 11/23: Complete results on Ziggler vs. Orton main event, Cena on Miz TV". 
  130. ^ "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 12/3: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw - McMahon returns, Punk takes a Test". 
  131. ^ "CALDWELL'S WWE TLC PPV RESULTS 12/16: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of final 2012 PPV - Cena vs. Ziggler main event, Shield makes a statement". 
  132. ^ "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 12/31: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of New Year's Eve episode - Champion's Choice Night ends with Cena dressing down Ziggler". 
  133. ^ "CUPACH'S WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS 1/2: Cesaro defends U.S. Title, Punk's Raw status confirmed, Barrett runs the gauntlet, next week's Main Event announced (w/Box Score)". 
  134. ^ "CALDWELL'S WWE ROYAL RUMBLE PPV RESULTS 1/27: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Punk vs. Rock, 30-man Rumble". 
  135. ^ "CALDWELL'S WWE ELIMINATION CHAMBER PPV RESULTS 2/17: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Rock-Punk II, Elimination Chamber match, Shield beats Team Cena". 
  136. ^ "PARKS' WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT 3/1: Complete coverage of Friday night show, including Social Media Smackdown and Big Show vs. Randy Orton". 
  137. ^ "Spoilers: 3/21 WWE NXT TV tapings from Orlando". Wrestleview. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  138. ^ Namako, Jason. "WWE NXT Results - 4/25/13 (Clash of Champions edition)". WrestleView. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 
  139. ^ "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 4/15: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw - Punk returning, WM29 fallout, new U.S. champion, more". 
  140. ^ "CUPACH'S MAIN EVENT RESULTS 5/1: Kofi and Cesaro go 20 minutes for the U.S. Title, Corre Collision!". 
  141. ^ Trionfo, Richard (2013-05-22). "WWE NXT report: Sami Zayn's debut is not generic; a feud that most will want to see; Mason Ryan returns; Wyatt versus Graves; big announcement and battle royal next week". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  142. ^ Namako, Jason. "WWE NXT Results - 6/13/13 (Big E vs. Bo Dallas - NXT Title)". WrestleView. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  143. ^ a b Caldwell, James. "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 6/17 (Hour 2): Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw - Orton vs. Bryan, A.J. Lee-Stephanie McMahon promo exchange, U.S. Title match". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  144. ^ "The official twitter of Antonio Cesaro. Putting the W in WWE, the ultimate immigrant and thus a better American than you. We the people Luzern, Switzerland, now USA ·".  
  145. ^ James, Justin. "JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 7/3 - WEEK 53: Bo Dallas defends NXT Title, Women's Tourney continues, Mason Ryan". PWTorch. Retrieved August 9, 2013. 
  146. ^ "CALDWELL'S WWE MITB PPV RESULTS 7/14 (Hour 1): Complete "virtual-time" coverage of World Title MITB ladder match, IC Title match, Divas Title match". 
  147. ^ "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 7/15 (Hour 2): The Wyatts Week 2, Rhodes Scholars explode". 
  148. ^ a b c d Trionfo, Richard (2013-08-22). "WWE NXT report: Zayn versus Cesaro two out of three falls; Divas title match; Dolph Ziggler in Action; a Tough Enough alumnus in action; The Ascension; CJ Parker and Tyler Breeze; and more". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  149. ^ "CALDWELL'S WWE NOC PPV RESULTS 9/15 (Pre-Show): Night of Champions kicks off with five-team #1 contender match". 
  150. ^ "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 9/9 (Hour 2): Heyman Wellness Exam, C.M. Punk, Santino returns, more". 
  151. ^ "PARKS'S WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT 9/20: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Friday show, including a gauntlet match involving The Shield and a host of babyfaces". 
  152. ^ "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 9/30 (Hour 3): Orton-Bryan face-to-face, Heyman "proposes" to Ryback". 
  153. ^ "BATTLEGROUND PPV RESULTS 10/6 (Hour 1): World Title match opens the PPV, plus IC Title & Divas Title matches". 
  154. ^ "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 10/14 (Hour 2): "The Authority" responds to Big Show's KO Punch, Ryback and Punk play Beat the Clock Challenge, more". 
  155. ^ "PARKS'S WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT 10/18: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Friday show, including Punk vs. Langston". 
  156. ^ "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 10/21 (Hour 3): Bryan-Orton contract signing with HBK, Hunter, Steph, Big Show, Edge, Jericho, RVD, Taker, Lesnar, Rock, Ted Turner involved". 
  157. ^ "CALDWELL'S WWE HIAC PPV RESULTS (Hour 2): Cena returns in World Title match, Punk vs. Ryback HIAC match". 
  158. ^ "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 10/28 (Hour 3): Orton Title Celebration closes Raw, Punk vs. Ryback, Wyatts, more". 
  159. ^ "PARKS'S WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT 1/10: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Friday show, including Big E. Langston vs. Randy Orton in a champion vs. champion match". 
  160. ^ "PARKS'S WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT 1/17: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Friday show, including Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs. The New Age Outlaws". 
  161. ^ "PARKS'S WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT 1/24: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Friday show, including Royal Rumble go-home show with a ten-man tag team match". 
  162. ^ "Full list of Royal Rumble Match participants and eliminations".  
  163. ^ "PARKS'S WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT 1/31: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Friday show, including The Shield vs. Daniel Bryan & Sheamus & Rey Mysterio". 
  164. ^ Parks, Greg. "Parks's WWE SmackDown report 2/14: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Friday night show, including Orton vs. Cesaro". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  165. ^ Tedesco, Mike. "WWE SmackDown results - 2/14/14". WrestleView. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  166. ^ Caldwell, James. "WWE E. CHAMBER PPV RESULTS 2/23 (Hour 3): Elimination Chamber WWE Title main event". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  167. ^ Namako, Jason. "WWE NXT Arrival Results - 2/27/14 (New NXT Champion)". Wrestleview. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  168. ^ Melok, Bobby. "The Usos vs. Los Matadores vs. The Real Americans vs. Ryback & Curtis Axel (WWE Tag Team Championship Fatal 4-Way Match)". WWE. Archived from the original on April 5, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  169. ^ Caldwell, James. "WrestleMania 30 PPV results (Pre-Show): Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Tag Title match, big face turn, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  170. ^ Caldwell, James. "WrestleMania 30 PPV results: (Hour 2): Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Cena vs. Bray, big moment for Cesaro in the Andre Battle Royal, Shield vs. Outlaws". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  171. ^ Caldwell, James. "Raw news: Bryan's first night as champ, Taker update, Cesaro joins Heyman, Warrior returns, RVD returns, Paige debuts & wins Divas Title, other NXT intros, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  172. ^ Tucker, Ben. "Instant Reaction - Raw: 4/21: Daniel Bryan returns under tough circumstances, and more". Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  173. ^ Salha, Ibrahim. "WWE Extreme Rules 2014 results: How did Daniel Bryan, The Shield and Cesaro get on?".  
  174. ^ Asher, Matthew (June 1, 2014). "WWE Payback: The Shield Evolved, Cena stood tall and Brie dropped a bombshell". Slam! Sports.  
  175. ^ a b Tedesco, Mike. "WWE RAW results - 6/9/14 (Rollins explains his motives)". WrestleView. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  176. ^ Caldwell, James (29 June 2014). "CALDWELL'S WWE MITB PPV RESULTS 6/29: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of WWE Title ladder match, MITB match, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  177. ^ Caldwell, James (30 June 2014). "Caldwell's WWE Raw Results 6/30: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of the Big Reset Raw post-Money in the Bank". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  178. ^ Caldwell, James (July 14, 2014). "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 7/14: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live "WCW Night" Raw - Flair returns, Sting, final PPV hype, Cena & Reigns vs. The Authority, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  179. ^ Caldwell, James. "Caldwell's WWE Battleground PPV report 7/20: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live PPV - Cena defends WWE Title, IC Title battle royal, Usos vs. Wyatts Tag Title match, more". Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  180. ^ Stroud, Brandon. "The Best And Worst Of WWE Raw 7/21/14: Flo Rida Vs. Heath Slater II". Uproxx. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  181. ^ a b  
  182. ^ Tedesco, Mike. "WWE RAW Results - 7/28/14 (New matches for SummerSlam)". Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  184. ^ Clapp, John. "Rob Van Dam vs. Cesaro (Kickoff Match)". WWE. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  185. ^ Caldwell, James (August 25, 2014). "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 8/25: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Cena's Return, plus Hogan & Flair & HBK Forum, re-matches, re-matches, and more re-matches". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  186. ^ "Caldwell's WWE NoC PPV Report 9/21: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live PPV - Lesnar vs. Cena". September 21, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2014. 
  187. ^ Burdick, Michael (September 26, 2014). "SmackDown Results - Sept. 26, 2014: Big Show knocked out Rusev; Ambrose stole Rollins' Money in the Bank briefcase". WWE. 
  188. ^ Burdick, Michael (September 26, 2014). "SmackDown Results - Sept. 26, 2014: Big Show knocked out Rusev; Ambrose stole Rollins' Money in the Bank briefcase". WWE. 
  189. ^ Asher, Matthew (October 26, 2014). "Cena and Rollins survive Cell stipulations". Slam! Sports.  
  190. ^ "WWE News : Smackdown SPOILERS - full results for Friday". Pro Wrestling Torch. November 14, 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  191. ^ Oster, Aaron. "Raw overshadowed by Steve Austin-Vince McMahon postshow".  
  192. ^ "Vince McMahon addresses CM Punk on Stone Cold Podcast". WrestleView. December 2, 2014. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  193. ^ "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 12/1: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw - Anonymous GM, TLC hype, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. December 1, 2014. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  194. ^ "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 1/5: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw - Ambrose vs. Wyatt ambulance match, The Authority returns, Cena Appreciation Night, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. January 5, 2015. Retrieved January 5, 2015. 
  195. ^ Caldwell, James (January 25, 2015). "CALDWELL'S ROYAL RUMBLE PPV REPORT 1/25: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of Lesnar vs. Cena vs. Rollins for WWE Title, annual Royal Rumble match, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  196. ^ Caldwell, James (February 22, 2015). "CALDWELL'S WWE FAST LANE PPV RESULTS 2/22: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of Bryan vs. Reigns, Cena vs. Rusev, Sting-Hunter confrontation, final PPV before WM31". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 22, 2015. 
  197. ^ Caldwell, James (February 23, 2015). "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 2/23: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw - Fast Lane fall-out, no Lesnar, Orton & Rollins vs. Bryan & Reigns main event, WM31 build-up, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  198. ^ Taylor, Scott (March 29, 2015). "WWE Tag Team Champions Tyson Kidd & Cesaro def. The Usos, Los Matadores and The New Day's Big E & Kofi Kingston".  
  199. ^ Laboon, Jeff (March 29, 2015). "Big Show won 2nd Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal (Kickoff Match)".  
  200. ^ Caldwell, James (April 26, 2015). "CALDWELL'S EXTREME RULES PPV REPORT 4/26: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live PPV - Rollins vs. Orton steel cage, Cena vs. Rusev, Last Man Standing, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  201. ^ Martin, Adam (April 30, 2015). "WWE SMACKDOWN RESULTS - 4/30/15 (ROLLINS VS. AMBROSE)". WrestleView. Retrieved May 1, 2015. 
  202. ^ Caldwell, James (May 17, 2015). "CALDWELL'S PAYBACK PPV REPORT 5/17: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of four-way WWE World Title match, I Quit, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  203. ^ "Tyson Kidd suffers injury".  
  204. ^ Caldwell, James (June 29, 2015). "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 6/29: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw - The Shield trio in big tag match, Cena's U.S. Title Open Challenge, Dolph/Lana, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  205. ^ "The Eck Factor". Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  206. ^ Tom Breihan and Ernest Wilkins. "Is John Cena The Best Wrestler Of 2015?". Deadspin. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  207. ^ "Destroyed Cadillac Hauled Off (Videos), John Cena Says Cesaro Should Be Main Eventing Every Night.". Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  208. ^ Caldwell, James (July 13, 2015). "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 7/13: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw - Brock Smash, final Battleground PPV hype, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  209. ^ Burdick, Miceal (July 16, 2015). "Cesaro def. Rusev". Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  210. ^ "WWE Monday Night RAW Results: Undertaker And Brock Lesnar Brawl, Divas Matches, More". Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  211. ^ "WWE SmackDown Recap (7/23): Seth Rollins Vs. Cesaro, Kevin Owens Vs. Rusev, Dean Ambrose - Sheamus". Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  212. ^
  213. ^ Laprade, Patric. "'"Antonio Cesaro: 'I'm a doctor of wrestling. Slam! Sports. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  214. ^ "Backstage News On Why WWE Is High On Antonio Cesaro, Ryback's Botch At Monday's RAW". Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  215. ^ Check out Cesaro's insane workout routine. 2 April 2013. 
  216. ^ Kidd, Tyson (22 September 2015). "Some Like It Hot".   (on phone with Natalya Neidhart)
  217. ^ "Cesaro training". 7 March 2015. 
  218. ^ Chris Illuminati (2015). "Watch WWE Superstar Cesaro Clean And Jerk Almost 300 Pounds Like There’s No Weight Involved". 
  219. ^ a b Brummitt, Matt (2012-04-15). "Brummitt's FCW TV report 4/8: WWE Developmental TV coverage – Claudio vs. Steamboat, Ross & Regal commentary, Regal-Ambrose feud, Hero promo, new gimmicks for O'Brian & Harris". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  220. ^ James, Justin (2012-07-04). "James's NXT report 6/27: Week 2 of New NXT season - Bateman vs. Curtis main event, Cesaro, Seth Rollins, Steamboat". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  221. ^ "WWE NXT SPOILER REPORT FROM WINTER PARK, FL By Andres Santiago on 2012-11-16". 
  222. ^ Plummer, Dale. "Smackdown!: Randy Orton apologizes to The Authority". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  223. ^ Ford, Kevin (2010-03-07). "The CHIKARA Special 3.07.10: A Day Late, a Dollar Short". 411Mania. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  224. ^ Garoon, Brad; Ziegler, Jacob (2007-07-19). "ROH – Supercard of Honor II DVD Review". 411Mania. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  225. ^ "Card Subject to Change IIII".  
  226. ^ a b Ford, Kevin (2009-06-29). "CHIKARA Review: King of Trios 2009, Night Two". 411Mania. Retrieved 2009-12-18. 
  227. ^ Hubbard, Aaron (2009-10-01). "411's ROH on HDNet Report 10.01.09: Castagnoli vs. Albright (09.28.09)". 411Mania. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  228. ^ "ROH roster". 
  229. ^ Schere, Dave. "FULL ELIMINATION CHAMBER BLOG". Retrieved 18 February 2013. The reaired the cool Giant Swing spot from Monday. That sucker was awesome. 
  230. ^ Caldwell, James. "WWE BATTLEGROUND PPV RESULTS 10/6". PWTorch. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  231. ^ a b c d "WWE SmackDown results - 1/31/14 (Christian returns)". WrestleView. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  232. ^ a b Trionfo, Richard. "WWE NXT Report: Sylvester says Bonjour; the Wyatt Family says Adios; Charlotte says Wooooo; and Leo Kruger says tata". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  233. ^ a b c d James, Justin. "JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 6/12: Bo Dallas captures NXT Title from Big E., outstanding Generico vs. Cesaro match, Women's Title tournament continues, Wyatts". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  234. ^ a b c d Trionfo, Richard. "WWE Main Event Report: Antonio Cesaro Versus Dolph Ziggler; Six Man Tag With Almost As Many People At Ringside; And A Look At The Wyatt Family's Beginning And Vickie Guerrero's End". PWInsider. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  235. ^ a b c Boutwell, Josh. "Raw Results - 10/22/12". Wrestleview. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  236. ^ a b c d Trionfo, Richard. "WWE Main Event Report: Kingston Versus Cesaro For The United States Title; Can Music Calm Down A Werewolf; And More". PWInsider. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  237. ^ Tedesco, Mike. "WWE RAW Results - 4/21/14 (John Cena vs. Wyatt Family)". Wrestleview. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  238. ^ Parks, Greg (24 October 2014). "PARKS'S WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT 10/24: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Friday show, including Dolph Ziggler vs. Cesaro for the Intercontinental Championship". PWTorch. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  240. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "WWE MAIN EVENT REPORT: CESARO SWING; TONS OF FUNK ON COMMENTARY; AND A BIG ENDING". PWInsider. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  241. ^ a b James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT report 7/3 - WEEK 53: Bo Dallas defends NXT Title, Women's Tourney continues, Mason Ryan". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  242. ^ Chiverton, George. [CHIVERTON'S NXT SCOUTING REPORT: Latest Rankings & Evaluation of WWE's top prospects, plus break down of Zayn vs. Cesaro 2/3 Falls stand-out match "Chiverton's NXT scouting report: Latest Rankings & Evaluation of WWE's top prospects, plus break down of Zayn vs. Cesaro 2/3 Falls stand-out match"] . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  243. ^ Stephens, David. "WWE RAW results - 2/17/14 (Randy Orton vs. Sheamus)". Wrestleview. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  244. ^ Parks, Greg. "Parks's WWE SmackDown report 7/30: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Thursday show, including Seth Rollins vs. Cesaro, Rusev vs. Jack Swagger". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  245. ^ Caldwell, James. "Caldwell's WWE Raw results 8/10: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw - WWE Title match, D-Bryan returns, Summerslam hype, TV actor guest-stars, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  246. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "WWE SmackDown report: women's tag match, Cesaro moves on to face the champ, what is next for Owens?, Bray Wyatt is in mid-feud form". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2015-08-23. 
  247. ^ Caldwell, James. "Caldwell's WWE Raw results 7/6: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw - Brock Smash returns, Cena vs. Cesaro goes 30 minutes, Battleground hype, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2015-08-23. 
  248. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "WWE SmackDown report: Six Man Tag; Eight Man Tag; Cesaro versus Orton; and more". PWInsider. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  250. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "WWE Main Event Report: United States Match; Cesaro's Next Opponent Revealed?; Barrett Gauntlet Is No Barrage". PWInsider. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  251. ^ "WWE Raw results, July 6, 2015: Lesnar tears J&J to pieces, Randy Orton makes his return and Cesaro challenges Cena again". WWE. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  252. ^ Caldwelfirst=James. "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 5/19: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of London Raw - fate of WWE World Title announced, Batista vs. Rollins, Beat the Clock, Wyatts-Cena, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  253. ^ Caldwelfirst=James. "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 5/26: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Memorial Day Raw - Daniel Bryan's (delayed) Decision, final Payback PPV hype, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  254. ^ Caldwelfirst=James. "CALDWELL'S WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS 5/13: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Sheamus vs. Cesaro brawl, Alicia Fox has another meltdown, Sandow loses again". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  255. ^ Caldwelfirst=James. "JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 12/25 - Week 78: Cesaro vs. Regal long-awaited match, year-end review, Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  256. ^ James, Justin (2012-05-24). "James's WWE Superstars report 5/24: Ryder in main event, Cesaro vs. Kidd, Tag Champs in action". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-10-15. Delayed gutwrench suplex from Cesaro to show off his strength... Cesaro tries to rip Kidd's ear off when Kidd tries the Sharpshooter again. 
  257. ^ Tedesco, Mike (2012-04-28). "Smackdown Results - 4/27/12". WrestleView. Retrieved 2012-10-15. Cesaro then lifts him up, and he hits a nice gut-wrench suplex. 
  258. ^ Cupach, Michael. "CUPACH'S WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT 5/11: Alt. perspective review of 10-match show, PPV & Raw updates, Mike's Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 20 July 2013. Gutwrench suplex by Cesaro... Cesaro grabs Riley by the ear in an odd move, 
  260. ^ Benigno, Anthony (2012-12-12). "15 Superstars' "secret weapons" Swissblade (Antonio Cesaro)". Archived from the original on 2012-12-28. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  261. ^ Namako, Jason. "WWE NXT Results - 4/25/13 (Clash of Champions edition)". Wrestleview. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  263. ^ Vetter, Chris (2008-01-24). "DVD Review: ROH "Survival of the Fittest" (10-19-07), w/Strong, Hero, Aries, Castagnoli, Romero". PWTorch. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  264. ^ Hagen, Ben (2006-07-23). "Hagen's Artful Analysis #23: ROH Milestone Series Review Part 7 -Last One". WrestleView. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  265. ^ Boutwell, Josh (2009-04-20). "ROH on HDNet Results - 4/19/09". WrestleView. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  266. ^ Rivera, Ryan (2010-10-26). "ROH on HDNet Recap - 10/25/10". WrestleView. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  267. ^ Trionfo, Richard (2012-08-23). "WWE NXT report: opponents in next week's NXT title match face off; former diva in action; Ohno and Cesaro in singles action; Kidd and Gabriel vs. McGillicutty and Curtis". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  268. ^ Dunn, J.D. (2010-01-23). "Dark Pegasus Video Review: Ring of Honor — Final Countdown Tour: Glory by Honor VIII". 411Mania. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  269. ^ Ford, Kevin (2009-11-14). "CHIKARA Review: An Optimistic View of a Pessimistic World". 411Mania. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  270. ^ Radican, Sean (2009-11-22). "RADICAN'S ROH DVD REVIEW SERIES" 9/18 Final Countdown Tour: Dayton – Richards-Castagnoli, Hero-Danielson". PWTorch. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  271. ^ "SmackDown Results". Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  272. ^ Caldwell, James (February 9, 2015). "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 2/9: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw - Bryan & Reigns in conflict, Lesnar appears but does not speak, Sting "answers" Hunter, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  273. ^ "Newswire For The Week of February 15th".  
  274. ^ Ford, Kevin (2008-06-05). "CHIKARA Review: Laying in the Gutter, Looking at the Stars". 411Mania. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  275. ^ Martin, Adam (2009-10-10). "10/9 ROH Results: St. Louis, MO". WrestleView. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  276. ^ Namako, Jason (2012-05-24). "Superstars Results - 5/24/12". WrestleView. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  277. ^ Martin, Adam. "WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS - 1/23/13 (RYBACK VS. CESARO)". WrestleView. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  278. ^ a b "Cesaro's Superstar Bio". Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  279. ^ a b "Raw results: Bryan's miracle continues, RVD returns, Cesaro switches allegiances and NXT standouts make an impact". Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  280. ^ "Theme Music History". Chikara Fans. Archived from the original on 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  281. ^ "Antonio Cesaro profile" (in German). Genickbruch. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  282. ^ Chikara A Touch of Class (DVD). Smart Mark Video. 2010. 
  283. ^ Sparks, Emilio (2010-09-13). "Kings of Wrestling theme song by Cody B. Ware, Emilio Sparks and J. Glaze". Retrieved 2010-11-24. 
  284. ^ "Chikara Themes – Various Artists".  
  285. ^ "WWE: Miracle (Antonio Cesaro) - Single".  
  286. ^ "WWE: Swiss Made (Cesaro) - Single".  
  287. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "Wrestlers Trained". Cagematch. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  288. ^ "Cleveland most titles held in professional wrestling All-Pro Wrestling Xtreme". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-07-07. 
  289. ^ "German Stampede Wrestling Title Histories". Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  290. ^ "Violent J’s Gathering Report". Psychopathic Records. Archived from the original on August 24, 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  291. ^ "International Professional Wrestling UK Title Histories". Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  292. ^ "IWA Switzerland Title Histories". Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  293. ^ "PWG World Championship title history".  
  294. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2014". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2014-12-02. 
  295. ^ a b "Swiss Wrestling Federation Title Historys". Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  296. ^ "Independent Wrestling Results – December2003". Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  297. ^ "Westside Xtreme Wrestling Title Histories". Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  298. ^  
  299. ^  
  300. ^
  301. ^
  302. ^ "Antonio Cesaro's first United States Championship reign". 

External links

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.