Reason Cesaro Has Been Booked The Way He Has, Update On His Long-Term Future

Apparently the reason has been booked the way he has lately is by design. WWE initially planned on turning baby face and giving him a big push, but instead opted to focus all of their efforts on .

It is being said that the long-term plan for Cesaro is still to become a top baby face when all is said and done, however the company is apparently going to wait until Reigns is fully established as a top-tier solo act.

The mindset behind this decision is that when Reigns is finally established and it’s time to develop a new “rising star,” Cesaro will be the go-to guy.

  • Name

    so reigns will be the new cena and cesaro the new sheamus?

    • astronautbutter

      The difference is the crowd was never behind Sheamus and WWE tried to force it. Cesaro is naturally over and WWE is intentionally killing all momentum on purpose.

      • JoeyRay78

        They should of kept him in The Real Americans, they were over. Then they put him with Heyman, now his career is over.

        • Bushwald Sexyface

          Bryan being hurt threw a wrench into everything. Had that not occured, we’d likely still be looking at Lesnar and Cesaro facing off at Summerslam. Or, perhaps, they would have gone with Cesaro winning MITB. Either way, that injury casued all sorts of issues all over the card.

      • irv

        I’ll agree with you there, that in the beginning he wasn’t over and was forced. That being said, he does actually do some great in ring work and gets pretty good reactions.

    • LACenaFan

      Yes, Reigns will be the new Cena, but Cesaro will be the new Ziggler.

  • http://www.sescoops.com Undertaker316

    cesaro > cena 2.0 i mean reigns

    • CENAWECOMIN4UNIGGA

      no doubt, sad to say i am already feeling that reigns is the new cena.

    • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

      When Cesaro turn face you will turn on him too. Reigns is not Cena 2.0.

      • XZERKO

        No Undertaker316 has a fetish for indie guys. He won’t turn on Cesaro even through Cesaro will be be doing only 5 moves as a face.

      • G.I.R.L.

        It’s not a matter of being a face or heel. Cesaro is definitely ready in all departments, not just looks.

        Reigns is being pushed to be an imperialistic character (in that he could do what Cena did and monopolize the main event for an entire frickin decade). That’s not good for biz; that’s why fans might turn.

        • 9 year old boy

          Might? You can slowly but surely see that some fans like me are getting tired of him…

        • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

          You should have been used to Cena as the face of WWE. Reigns will not be like Cena.

      • http://www.sescoops.com Undertaker316

        when someone goes over in my book i don’t turn on them

        • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

          Cena and Reigns are over and yet you have turn on them.

          • http://www.sescoops.com Undertaker316

            cena and reigns were never over —>in my book<—

          • Kris Mystery

            Who gives a rats ass about —-> Your Book<—– ??? Cena and Reigns were never over in your book? Your book is fictional i assume.

          • http://www.sescoops.com Undertaker316

            as in they were never over with me meaning i was never a big fan, its a term used when someone is stating something from their perspective, use some logic when bashing someone next time and don’t spew a bunch of bs nonsense

          • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

            Yes they’re over and you know it.

    • 9 year old boy

      Cena 1.0 > Cesaro > Cena 2.0

  • pwnez

    This is WWE’s problem, they wait too damn long. What is the issue with pushing more than one star at a single time? Are they really incapable of doing this successfully? In the mean time, Reigns does everything while Cesaro does nothing. This is how you kill a wrestlers momentum; making them wait too long and thus letting the crowd not give a crap anymore.

    Watch, Cesaro will never get his big push. By the time WWE plans on giving him his chance to shine, no one will care about him anymore; it will have been too late. Reigns isn’t ready to hold the WWE championship yet either.

    • raVen

      and also, pushing Reigns as hard as they are is turning some people against him.

      • Bushwald Sexyface

        And those same people would turn on Cesaro. Always going to be those idiots out there that do that crap.

        • raVen

          some would yes, but the knock on Reigns is that he’s just a superman punch. No debate on how good Cesaro is in the ring.
          Of course, I think Reigns can hold his own just fine-all those amazing Shield matches week after week w him and Rollins as tag champs proved that to me, but the WWE has made him a 5moves of doom aka main event style wrestler…why would it be different for Cesaro? sigh

          • http://www.sescoops.com Undertaker316

            reigns never got over in my book and the way they are trying to catapult him to the top makes it even worse, because there are guys who are more then ready to be main eventers but they are not getting pushed while reigns who is clearly not ready wrestling ability wise is getting pushed because of his looks, dont get me wrong im not saying reigns should never be pushed i just think its too soon and he should spend a few more years at nxt perfecting his style and finding his character, you can see how much wyatt improved by doing that,

          • raVen

            as I said, IMO Reigns can carry his own. The shield run really advanced his in ring work and working with Rollins and Rhodes Bro’s so much, how could it not.
            The only problem I have with Reigns being champ right now is that he hasn’t went through a struggle. You have to beat a guy down a little bit before people truly get behind them. I don’t want him to take the D-Bry road but I wouldn’t mind him losing a few matches.
            I agree he isn’t ready to carry the show, but for where he is in terms of how long he’s been wrestling, he’s far ahead. Rollins, Rhodes, Uso’s jump started him, HHH fued will help even more, and then working closely with Orton and Cena will help him fine tune the wwe style. Let’s not act like this is ROH and the WHC is going to be a stellar wrestler. It’s still WWE where John Cena, who doesn’t know a wrist lock from a sleeper hold, has dominated for 10years.

          • JoeyRay78

            100000000% Truth. he is not THE ROCK, and i don’t want to spawn some bs debate like “well THE ROCK needed time to blossom.” Reigns does not and never will have the mic skills.

          • http://www.psvitalife.info/ Sack-Man

            Never will??-can i have some lotto numbers “nostradamus”??

          • JoeyRay78

            I already gave them to your boyfriend. BTW what loser likes his own comment?

          • http://www.psvitalife.info/ Sack-Man

            Every main eventer has “moves of doom!” Name one wrestler that uses different moves every match and NEVER repeats a chain of moves…

          • raVen

            absolutely. it’s the “wwe style” I understand why they do it but it makes a person stale very quickly.

      • pwnez

        Reigns hasn’t begun to annoy me…yet. It seems like it’s inevitable though. I don’t mind a wrestler getting a strong push; it’s when they shove the person down our throats. Right now Reigns isn’t even close to that point. With that being said, he still is not ready to be champion.

        The guy needs to speak the hell up when he talks into the mic! I swear he mumbles everything.

        • raVen

          I absolutely love the guy, check the history, I proclaimed him as the next sliced bread the first day shield came out. I definatly think that they are screwing up by making him do 40 Superman punches each match but what can you do…
          He won’t touch gold until Mania at the earliest. I see battleground main event going a very obvious direction which I have posted on other stories, HHH/Reigns will be the feud for SS.
          I really like his promo style. It’s Kevin Nash minus a few beers and corny jokes. He’s cool, calm, and makes you listen.

          • JoeyRay78

            I agree with both of you. I feel like they killed BRAY WYATT, they killed THE SHIELD, they killed CESARO and They killed THE REAL AMERICANS, but they kept CENA still alive.

          • RAWFan

            I disagree. I fully believe the Shield were/are handled BEAUTIFULLY. I just don’t see why Cesaro can’t be pushed at the same time as Reigns. Bray is being handled well too. Although he should’ve beat Cena at WM, or at least brought the “monster” out of him, which was his reason for the rivalry with Cena in the first place. Don’t know what happened with that. Cesaro is being handled terribly. Putting him with Heyman and turning him heel was a really bad choice. Love Heyman but not everyone can benefit from him and Cesaro was the wrong guy. Don’t really give a damn about Swagger. The “We The People” gimmick is over though. Zeb saved his career.

          • JoeyRay78

            Dude you have the right to your opinion and what you think is very fair, however Wyatts were monsters and now they are getting boring chants, how the Eff do you figure? They are pushing Roman hard becuz DB is hurt. Roman is not ready, the Shield wasn’t supposed to break up. Cesaro has no personality anymore and he is losing to Kofi Kingston Gimme a break!!!

        • Bushwald Sexyface

          He either needs to speak up or they need to position the mic better when he’s backstage. His in-ring promos have improved as of late but he still shows signs of nervousness when talking. His true ability on the mic won’t come through until at least next year at this time, if he has those special abilities on him.

          • pwnez

            I don’t think it has to do with the position with the mic. This has been going on for quite some time now; everyone else who cuts promos backstage is fine. Reigns whispers when he cuts a promo, I can never understand what he says. I get he tries to be intimidating but it seems really forced.

        • http://www.psvitalife.info/ Sack-Man

          I hear every word from him with my TV volume turned lower than medium!,the “mumbling” meme was just iwc smarks nitpicking at his character,fishing despratley to “find somthing,anything”

      • Adrian Goodison

        didnt they do the exact same this with the Rock (push him so hard the crowd turned on him) in the beggining? Hopefully further down the road his true personality will emerge and he could become a big star.

        • JoeyRay78

          well as I recall (could be wrong) Rocky Maivia was pushed as a mid card champ, crowd got tired of his act and they spit him out. He turned heel and basically fended for himself. He took the bull by the horns and created his own character. A pure entertainer, he made himself.

    • Ouch

      I could be wrong, but I disagree. I reckon Cesaro is being booked poorly before he wins the IC championship in the battle royal and will therefore have a buttload of challengers. Ziggler pinned him clean, Big E pinned him clean, Kofi rolled him up as well. All challengers for him to go over afterwards and probably refeud with Sheamus to unify.
      Another random option for the battle royal would be to have the nation of domination to reform and own the battle royal and have there leader win. Would give a proper storyline purpose to the battle royal and remake a great faction. Can already imagine the ‘black suppression in WWE’ promo, would be great! Sadly WWE doesn’t have the balls.

      Still, my bet is you’re wrong and Cesaro will win.

      • Dixie Carter

        Isn’t that the storyline TNA is doing now? But you have gone to copy that and present it like a WWE storyline

        • Ouch

          Sorry I don’t watch TNA I wouldn’t know.

          • Dixie Carter

            Great. Keep watching you re-runs of WWE every monday night.

    • Cujo999

      Being fair, if waiting a few months for a push is going to kill fans interest in Cesaro,is he really that good to begin with? If his main event status is that delicate, he will just wind up being another Sheamus or ADR that people get sick of in short order.

      • pwnez

        It all depends on how Cesaro is booked. He can only do so much with a crappy script. It’s the same with actors and movies. They can try their best to put on a good performance but if the director doesn’t know what he is doing and the script is awful then it will be a failure. Cesaro’s push being delayed is a bad thing

        • Cujo999

          Actors can be in a bad movie and still improve their standing and pop. Take for example Eva Green in 300:Rise of an Empire. Terrible movie, but she was far and away the star of it and isn’t going to have any issues getting lead parts after doing it. Plus, there are plenty of crappy movies that draw major box office. When WWE talks about elevating Cesaro, they are talking about elevating him into a position where he is expected to draw money, and as good a ring worker as Cesaro is, he isn’t a draw and I honestly don’t think he will ever be a top draw. His mike skills are horrible, even worse than Roman Reigns’, and he doesn’t really have a great deal of “it” factor, either. He can put on great matches, but he will never be “the guy”, and at best will just be somebody that they throw against “the guy” to have a great match. This is WWE, not RoH.

    • MajorHeel

      In my opinion they should bring back the brand split so they would be able to push more than just one guy at a time. I was reading WWE 50 book and realized how bad WWE has gotten over just a few years.

    • Dixie Carter

      That’s why edcuated people watch TNA not WWE which banned the term “wrestler” from the shows.

      • pwnez

        No.

      • REALITY

        Yet TNA ratings is lower than WWE LMAO!!!!!!!

    • jsisnsjsjsjsjbsvwv

      They probably just don’t have good story line to push more than one guy

    • QuiteFrankly2k

      Personally I think Cesaro is so much more entertaining compared to Roman Reigns..

  • CM_Rules

    In a couple of months he’ll be teaming with Sandow… Just watch lol

    • raVen

      IF they let them go out and be themselves they would be the most over team in wrestling. The ring work alone would be amazing. The mic work would also be stellar

  • Ayatollah of rock N rolla

    Should Push Cesaro and Ziggler… Reigns isn’t ready yet..

    • Tugg

      Why push Billy Gunn 2.0 aka Ziggler when they can just get the original. Ziggler is trash all he does is over sell bumps and trash on the mic

      • Ayatollah of rock N rolla

        I see Ziggler as more of a possible early wwe Y2J, or shawn michaels. Only thing he has similar with billy gun is the finisher and hair color. Billy is like 40+. Ziggler isnt trash… he’s completely over. And he makes people better and is better than reigns on the mic

        • Tugg

          Yeah his hair, finisher, attire and shaking his ass are all Billy Gunn. Ziggler ain’t original. Him making everyone look better is why he isn’t getting pushed cause at the same time he makes himself look weak.

  • PushZigglerDamnit

    Great logic WWE. Someone gets over on their own, and what’s the first thing they do? Take away the move that got them over and make them job to Kofi. Brilliant!

    • ibeBrave

      It feels as if wwe is trying to bury cesaro. They literally are f**king him over. I think Cesaro should just go all out every night and just be claudio castognoli.

  • raVen

    so the guy was easily one of the most over guys in wrestling and they decide to make him a heyman guy who gets ignored and who losses his matches because they wanted to get reigns over??? Reigns was getting over either way! all this did was take money out of your pockets and waste Paul Heyman and Cesaro.

  • mzibreg1005

    Translation: Cesaro is on his way to becoming late-career Foley, jobbing to the best of the best.

  • Regulator817

    Apparently they’re only able to build up one star at a time? Damn this company is dumb. They should have built up Cesaro first, Reigns isn’t there yet in terms of wrestling and mic work. Then again, WWE doesn’t care about in ring or mic work. Cena got the biggest push in WWE history and he’s one of the worst in ring wrestlers and mic workers in the company.

    • 9 year old boy

      Ok lets not go that far kiddo, when Cena does get serious he will cut an amazing promo but I wish he would be serious more often and stop making those corny jokes. All in all he is the greatest champion of all time!

      • Regulator817

        Haha, Cena the greatest? That’s cute. Trust me kid, when you hit puberty in a few years you’ll realize how lame Cena is.

        • FusRoDah

          I believe it’s his face turn speaking here… You can’t see it?

        • 9 year old boy

          Just like how lame Hogan was BROTHER?

      • Pentoth

        Cena doesn’t deserve the crap he gats from the IWC however he is nowhere near near the greatest champion of all time.

  • https://www.behance.net/partci partci

    I’ll have to quote Ryback (The big Guy) here: “STUPID!!!”

  • G.I.R.L.

    Now I’m pissed.

  • fatneal

    you gotta strike while the talent is hot wwe…we’ve seen them kill the momentum of ryback…ryder…ziggler(kinda)…sandow…daniel bryan was almost a victim too….when a guy is hot wwe needs to stop trying to swerve internet marks that dont put money in their pockets or being safe with cena/orton and feed the demand

  • brad

    Cesaro is going to be the future and one if the biggest stars of the next generation without a doubt. However Roman Reigns, that guy will win the Royal Rumble and go on to main event wrestlemania next year and will ultimately become the next wwe world heavyweight championship, as well as the face of the company.

  • guest

    the next generation of Orton an Cena

  • Scott

    They are going to be waiting a while.

  • insomniacreviewer

    They are really missing out with Cesaro, work with him on his mic skill and push him hard.

  • captaindaddy72

    Just push cesaro now, he needs some momentum. By the time reigns is a star cesaro would of lost so much momentum we won’t be able to see him as a real main event star. He already lost so much momentum already after being paired with heyman

  • 10YearOldBoy

    Damn ya’ll complain way to much.

  • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

    I actually somewhat like Cesaro, so not “hatred” from me, Internet Police!

  • essinodub

    Reigns is not on Cesaro’s level… Cesaro had a huge fan following going into Wrestlemania… and he did that as a heel… teaming him with Paul and keeping him heel was a good idea but doing nothing with that pair of talent killed the momentum… B4 Mania he was putting on classics with Randy and even Cena… I understand the Reigns push but let’s try more than one… are we not capable of that?

    • irv

      Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves….people don;t cheer heels or faces, they cheer gimmicks and talent. Wyatt, Ziggler, The Shield, all cheered. Also, no they weren’t classics, they were decent matches. But I will agree it’s pathetic that they can only build one at a time.

  • ajamesk

    I’m holding out for a slow build for Cesaro. I’m hoping they have a good plan to turn him baby face and not just a lack luster turn. If he’s going to gain any momentum, he needs a very good turn. I would love to see Cesaro as world champ someday, just because I have seen how much he has done, from the indies to WWE. He deserves it. Would be another success story

  • Buzzard Follower

    remember when wwe was actually able to focus on multiple stars at a time to build up instead of 1 every freaking year

  • RAWFan

    I never thought that having only ONE guy at the top (Cena) was by design. I just thought WWE has trouble creating stars and pushing them effectively. But now I know that WWE only wants one man at the top, which is why they’re preparing Roman Reigns to take over for Cena and refuse to push anyone else in the same fashion. WWE is PERFECTLY capable of creating stars and pushing them. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns are perfect examples of that. They’re all well on their way to main event careers. I just really don’t understand why they can’t push Cesaro. There’s a right time and a wrong time to start pushing someone, you just have to notice it. Cesaro’s time was right after Wrestlemania, right before he turned on Swagger. The crowd LOVED him. He was over. It was at that very point that he needed a face turn and a gradual push to the top alongside Roman Reigns. That time has passed and I’m worried that this lackluster heel run will ruin his chances and that he’ll never reach that point he was at again.

  • lunchbox87

    Ok why not do both….why is there only one guy ? you can have both hell I love Reigns but his push is feeling forced. ever since the shield broke up he hasn’t stood out that much. He is pretty much getting pushed over the fact he is the Rocks cousin and a big guy.. Cesaro has been around longer and is already pretty much built up so why should he take a back seat over HHH’s and Vince’s next project ?

  • Lone Wolf

    What is wrong with The WWE smh I mean why not push both at the same time? they have before…. Austin/Rock Cena/Orton so why not Reigns/Cesaro?

  • TheCandela15 .

    Cesaro should have gotten the push first just ’cause of simple factors like age and experience.