Sheamus’ Next Feuds, Bryan’s Popularity, Cesaro’s Finishing Move

– Following Sunday’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view, there has been talk of shifting Daniel Bryan out of the World Title picture and having Sheamus feud with returning stars Alberto Del Rio and Christian.

– WWE has softened its position on Daniel Bryan’s “YES!” chants and are now embracing them, as evidenced by Bryan’s finishing move being renamed, the “Yes! Lock.” WWE is expecting a very rowdy, pro-Bryan Crowd this Sunday night, with Chicago being known as a city full of “smart” fans who support Bryan.

– Antonio Cesaro (Claudio Castagnoli) made his debut on WWE TV last week in a backstage segment with Aksana, Teddy Long and John Laurinaitis. He will make his in-ring debut this Friday on SmackDown in a “tryout match” against Tyson Kidd, arranged by Laurinaitis.

Without spoiling the result of his match with Tyson Kidd, we can confirm that the  finishing move Cesaro will use in WWE is called a Gotch Style Neutralizer (also known as a Pancake Cradle Piledriver … mmmmm, pancakes). The move starts as a Gotch-style piledriver but then he falls forward into face slam, similar to Triple H’s Pedigree.

(Partial Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)

Brad Davis

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  • Team Awesome

    Speaking of Daniel Bryan, the New No Way Out Poster featuring him and AJ Lee is the best Promotional Poster since Eddie Guerrero’s poster in 2004.

    • mrchopper

      It’s awesome!

    • JamieEvsxx

      just seen it…haha that’s brilliant…=D

    • morrisonfanone

      That is priceless. Very funny.

  • BrahmaBullRKO

    Del Rio vs Sheamus? Two of the most boring guys in WWE in a feud together sounds awful. Del Rio can wrestle, but he puts me to sleep whenever else he’s on TV. Same goes for Sheamus. I don’t look forward to this feud at all.

    • pwnez

      Sheamus is the worst to me. No matter what he does he puts me to sleep. His moveset, his matches, and those awful promos. One of the worst faces i’ve seen in awhile. I find it funny how Bryan is more over than the current WHC. I don’t see Sheamus getting anymore fans or interesting anytime soon.

      • Brian Clark

        Sheamus needs to drop the title soon. He is everything you said. Also, I don’t know if this is true or not but ratings for Smackdown since Sheamus has became World Champion is declining, right? This seems like when Jack Swagger was champion.

        • BrahmaBullRKO

          I say Swagger was a better champion. Even though he is awful on the mic, he was still bringing something new to the table. He had become much more cocky and was bragging about all of his achievements, turning him into an elitist douche until he finally lost the title. It wasn’t good, but at least it was fresh, unlike Sheamus. With him as champ, it’s basically the same exact thing that we normally see, only now he has a shiny new accessory.

          • pwnez

            I agree. Swagger was not given a fair shake. I mean come on, WWE threw him up against Big Show, how the hell are you going to look good as champion when you’re facing that guy? The only thing Swagger needs is a mouthpiece to do the talking for him, besides that he’s very good in the ring.

          • BrahmaBullRKO

            Yeah. His first feud was with Orton and that was hardly a feud. It lasted less than a month. Then they put Show in there and, like you said, he didn’t have a chance to really show his talents.

      • qwertyboy

        What’s your problem, fella?

    • cappa37

      A Shamus promo: Come out, pound chest, say something about an Irish relative, kick heel in the face, pound chest and leave. :S

      -get ready for a lot of those


    Del rio vs sheamus. Booooring! WWE just dosent get it do they? Looking forward to seeing Antonio Cesaro on smackdown though.

  • Brethart316

    Ill be there live in Chicago chanting YES!

    • wwetnadudez

      I’ll be at home, watching the live stream chanting YES!

  • pwnez

    I like ADR but I agree, he needs to work on his character. I don’t think he’s horrible on the mic but he does come off boring most of the time. Sheamus can’t carry a match or a feud so yeah…not good. Christian is solid all around though.

    Good job, WWE. You’re finally starting to learn to embrace it. Why fight it if it’s working. Yes = best thing you have going right now.

  • Brian Clark

    There is only a couple times I am glad to say I am from Chicago and one of them is when WWE comes to town. Also, I will be really happy when Sheamus is booed out of the building on Sunday.

  • Gr8ness

    I don’t know if its because Alberto is always in the wrong place at the wrong time or if its because I don’t really see him as a main event talent. But I just don’t get why the WWE throws him in the title picture at the height of someone else’s popularity. First it was Punk last summer now Bryan this spring. A match between Sheamus and Alberto would probably be as over as a Lord Tensai match right about now.

  • LittleJimmyGotGot

    I hate this whole buddy system in wwe. Lets take th title of the guy who’s the best thing going right now and give it to the ginger cause HHH said so.

    • GreatRedBeard

      Unfortunately it has literally been like that forever.

  • wrestlingfan85

    I personally see no reason to shift him out of the title picture yet.

  • fatneal

    ….why?…..ok but it makes no sense to NOT atleast have bryan intercontinental champ or us champ….sheamus jesus i hate him….anybody but that guy

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  • cm2012

    “Without spoiling the result of his match with Tyson Kidd…”
    Thanks SEScoops… I really didn’t want the result of that match to be spoiled. Tyson Kidd’s got a good chance of winning, wanna watch it for myself. :P

  • Darkness

    Maybe its just me or common sense but WHAT and YES Sounds totally retarded cant believe its so popular

  • Adam – WWE

    Shemaus is better than both Alberto Del Rio and boring Daniel Bryan i cant stand that guy , dont know why u people hate Sheamus ? anyway he deserve to be the champion and at Extreme Rules he will beat the hell out of Daniel Bryan and his crap word yes , lets go Sheamus.

  • morrisonfanone

    Is that why the “what” chants where back last night when Cena was in the ring?