Claudio Castagnoli popularly known as Cesaro is a Swiss professional wrestler who is currently signed to WWE, under the Raw Brand. He previously wrestled in SmackDown brand further, he is known for his fight in the “Ring of Honor”(ROH), several independent promotions that include Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) and Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), and the Japan-based Pro Wrestling Noah. In August 2019 Cesaro came to the King of the Ring tournament against Samoa Joe to beat the hell out of each other.
Cesaro is Famous for
- The Swiss wrestler of WWE and for his fight in the “Ring of Honor”(ROH).
What nationality is Cesaro?
Cesaro was born on 27 December 1980 in Lucerne, Switzerland. His birth name is Claudio Castagnoli. His nationality is Swiss. Capricon is his zodiac sign. He is fluent in English, French, German, and Italian.
Cesaro was raised in Lucerne, Switzerland. He was powerful and sporty as he grew up after sports such as soccer, tennis, and basketball that he still follows today. Besides, he developed a keen interest in wrestling at a very early age and then began training and competing.
Cesaro WWE Career
- Cesaro got his initial training in his homeland Switzerland by the wrestler SigMasta Rappo and made his debut on 24 December 2000 in Essen.
- He made his Chikara debut on 5 July 2003, where he won the “2005 Tag World Grand Prix” and “2006 Chikara Tag Team championship”.
- He made his way to Combat Zone Wrestling in 2004 and to “Ring of Honor” on July 16, 2005, at Fate of an Angel.
- He teamed up with Chris Hero to form “The Kings of Wrestling” tag team in 2003 and they went on to win the “CZW World Tag Team Championship” in 2006.
- He won the title, “Chikara Tag Team championship” for the 2nd time in March 2010 tagging with his longtime partner Ares.
- On October 9, 2010, he won the PWG World Championship, his first singles title in the United States.
- He signed a contract with WWE in September 2011 and started his career as a wrestler in Florida Championship Wrestling(FCW).
- He used his ring name Antonio Cesaro and won his first win in WWE against Mike Dalton.
- He marked his TV debut under WWE SmackDown on April 20, 2012, and in August the wrestler clinched the “WWE United States Championship” title at the SummerSlam(2012) pre-show.
- In April 2014 he defeated the Big Show at the Wrestlemania XXX to win the inaugural André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
- He won his first WWE Tag Team Championship title alongside Tyson Kidd in February 2014.
- He had a second reign as WWE Tag Team Champion in December 2016 when he teamed up with Sheamus to win the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship at the “Roadblock: End of the Line event”.
- He lost the title in January 2017, and after then he and Sheamus regained it in June 2017 following their defeat over the Hardy Boyz at the Extreme Rules event.
- The duo went on to the top and stated a number of titles, including the record 4th time at the Royal Rumble (2018) event.
- Keeping their successful bond run as tag team partners, Cesaro and Sheamus were both traded to the WWE SmackDown brand during the 2018 WWE Superstar Shake-up.
- He debuted a new entrance theme and titantron separate from The Bar as he defeated Ricochet on May 20, 2019.
- Cesaro has also emerged in a Hollywood film, “The Wrestler”(2008) which acquired a range of Oscar nominations.
Cesaro Wife, Girlfriend, Dating History
Cesaro is rumored to be dating Sara Del Rey. Sara is a professional wrestling trainer and retired professional wrestler. She is better known as Sara Amato. He also had dated fellow wrestler Aksana but it lasted until 2014
Currently, Cesaro resides in Orlando, Florida. Being native to Swiss, he is fluent in English, French, German, and Italian as well.
He is a noted coffee aficionado and enjoys cooking. He also runs a blog and YouTube channel called “Claudio’s Café” in his pre-WWE days. He is also an animal lover.
On September 24, 2017, Cesaro suffered a gruesome injury while competing with his tag team partner Sheamus at the “No Mercy”(2017) event and as a result, 2 of his front teeth were pushed farther up into his gum. The injury became apparent when blood started gushing out of the wound.
What is Cesaro’s net worth?
The wrestler, Cesaro has an estimated net worth of $1.7 million. Cesaro makes most of his money through his professional career as a wrestler. He is currently receiving an annual salary of $500,000 from the WWE Network.
Besides, he is associated with various brands including “Reebok” and “Wrestling Magazine” through which he adds good worth to his net worth.
According to the source, Cesaro is confirmed to earn, $68,750 a year from the sponsorships alone.
Cesaro Height, Weight, Body Size
The 39 aged, Cesaro has a well-maintained athletic body physique. He stands tall with a height of 6ft.5inches(1.96m). He has a bodyweight of 103kg(227 lbs). He has a body measurement of 49-36-19 inches.
He has a fair complexion with bald hair(no hair) and brown eyes.