Pro Wrestler Profile - Cesaro

Profile Info

Gender Male
Real Name Claudio Castagnoli
Ring Names
  • Cesaro ( February 14, 2014 - Present)
  • Antonio Cesaro ( September 17, 2011 - February 13, 2014)
  • Claudio Castagnoli ( September 7, 2002 - August 27, 2011)
  • Double C ( December 24, 2000 - December 11, 2004)
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight
  • 232 lbs (105 kg)
Born December 27, 1980 (age 40)
Birth Place Lucerne, Switzerland
Billed From
  • Lucerne, Switzerland
Nicknames The Swiss Superman/Superman/Cyborg; King of Swing; The Professional

Career History

Roles
  • Wrestler ( December 24, 2000 - Present)
Companies / Promotions
Promotionfromto
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWEBrand SmackDown October 16, 2019 Present
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE October 11, 2019 October 15, 2019
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWEBrand Raw April 22, 2019 October 10, 2019
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWEBrand SmackDown April 17, 2018 April 21, 2019
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWEBrand Raw July 19, 2016 April 16, 2018
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE April 20, 2012 July 18, 2016
Promotion Florida Championship Wrestling FCW September 17, 2011 July 8, 2012
Promotion CHIKARACHIKARA August 5, 2003 August 27, 2011
Promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla PWG September 4, 2010 August 20, 2011
Promotion Ring of HonorROH July 16, 2005 August 13, 2011
Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH February 15, 2008 May 15, 2011
Promotion Westside Xtreme Wrestling WXW May 4, 2007 May 15, 2011
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA April 22, 2005 September 12, 2008
Promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla PWG August 6, 2005 July 6, 2008
Promotion Combat Zone Wrestling CZW October 9, 2004 November 11, 2006
Promotion Westside Xtreme Wrestling WXW December 24, 2000 December 11, 2004
Face / Heel Turns
Alignmentfromto
Face February 5, 2021 Present
Heel April 30, 2017 February 4, 2021
Face April 26, 2015 April 29, 2017
Heel November 22, 2009 April 25, 2015
Face May 12, 2007 November 21, 2009
Heel April 22, 2006 May 11, 2007
Face August 5, 2003 April 21, 2006
Images
Jan 2017
Jan 2017
Feb 2014
Feb 2014
Apr 2012
Apr 2012
May 2009
May 2009
Nov 2006
Nov 2006
Dec 2000
Dec 2000
Finishers
  • Neutralizer - Cradle Belly-to-Back Inverted Mat Slam ( April 20, 2012 - Present)
  • Sharpshooter ( June 29, 2015 - Present)
  • Very European Uppercut / Swiss Death - Pop-up European Uppercut ( December 24, 2000 - July 8, 2012)
  • Ricola Bomb - Straight Jacket Sitout Powerbomb ( December 24, 2000 - August 27, 2011)
  • Inverted Chikara Special - Kneeling Step-over Head-hold Armbar to a face down opponent followed by hooking the opponent's near leg ( August 5, 2003 - August 27, 2011)
  • The Neutralizer - Over the Shoulder Single Leg Boston Crab with a Neckscissors ( August 6, 2005 - August 20, 2011)
Theme Songs
  • Theme Song "SuperHuman" by CFO$ - Single ( May 20, 2019 - Present)
  • Theme Song "Swiss Made" by CFO$ - Single ( April 22, 2019 - May 19, 2019)
  • Theme Song "Hellfire/Swiss Made" by CFO$ - with Sheamus - Team ( December 19, 2016 - April 21, 2019)
  • Theme Song "Swiss Made" by CFO$ - Single ( April 21, 2014 - November 24, 2017)
  • Theme Song "Miracle" by Jim Johnston - Single ( April 20, 2012 - April 14, 2014)
  • Theme Song "Patriot" by CFO$ - with Jack Swagger - Team ( June 17, 2013 - April 6, 2014)
  • Theme Song "KoW (Kings)" by Cody B. Ware, Emilio Sparks & J. Glaz - with Chris Hero - Team ( February 15, 2008 - August 20, 2011)
  • Theme Song "1812 Overture" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Single ( July 16, 2005 - August 13, 2011)
  • Theme Song "Engel" by Rammstein - with Die Bruderschaft des Kreuzes - Team ( November 22, 2009 - June 25, 2011)

Titles & Accomplishments

Titles Won

World Wrestling Entertainment

  • 1 WWE United States Championship
  • 5 WWE/WWE Raw Tag Team Championship (1 with Tyson Kidd, 4 with Sheamus)
  • 2 WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship (1 with Sheamus, 1 with Shinsuke Nakamura)

Ring Of Honor

  • 2 ROH World Tag Team Championship (with Chris Hero)

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla

  • 1 PWG World Championship

Chikara

  • 2 Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas (1 with Chris Hero, 1 with Ares)

Combact Zone Wrestling

  • 2 CZW World Tag Team Championship (with Chris Hero)

Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling

  • 1 CAPW Unified Heavyweight Championship

German Stampede Wrestling

  • 2 GSW Tag Team Championship (with Ares)

Juggalo Championship Wrestling

  • 1 JCW Tag Team Championship (with Chris Hero)

Independent Wrestling Association: Switzerland

  • 1 IWA Switzerland World Heavyweight Championship

International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom

  • 1 IPW: UK Tag Team Championship (with Ares)

Revolution Pro Wrestling

  • 1 Undisputed British Tag Team Championship (with Ares)

Swiss Wrestling Federation

  • 2 SWF Powerhouse Championship
  • 1 SWF Tag Team Championship (with Ares)

Westside Xtreme Wrestling

  • 2 wXw World Heavyweight Championship
  • 3 wXw World Tag Team Championship (with Ares)

Other Accomplishments
  • WWE André the Giant Memorial Trophy Winner (2014)
  • 2015 WWE Slammy Award - Best John Cena's U.S. Open Challenge (RAW 06/07)
  • 2018 WWE Year-End Award - Best Tag Team (with Sheamus)
  • ROH Race to the Top Tournament Winner (2007)
  • ROH Tag Wars Winner (2010 - with Chris Hero)
  • Chikara King of Trios Winner (2010 - with Ares and Tursas)
  • Chikara Torneo Cibernético Winner (2007)
  • Chikara Tag World Gran Prix Winner (2005 - with Arik Cannon)
  • Chikara Tag World Gran Prix Winner (2006 - with Chris Hero)
  • CZW Last Team Standing (2006 - with Chris Hero)
  • PW Noah Global Tag League Technique Award Winner (2010 – with Chris Hero)
  • 13° in the PWI 500 (2014)

Relations

Tag Teams & Stables
  • Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura - Shinsuke Nakamura ( November 8, 2019 - January 8, 2021)
  • The Artist Collective - Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura ( November 8, 2019 - August 28, 2020)
  • The Bar - Sheamus ( September 26, 2016 - April 22, 2019)
  • Cesaro & Tyson Kidd - Tyson Kidd ( December 1, 2014 - June 7, 2015)
  • The Real Americans - Jake Hager / Jack Swagger ( June 17, 2013 - April 6, 2014)
  • The Kings of Wrestling - Kassius Ohno / Chris Hero ( February 15, 2008 - August 20, 2011)
  • Die Bruderschaft des Kreuzes - Delirious, Lince Dorado, Sara Amato / Sara Del Rey, Tim Donst, Jakob Hammermeier, Ares, Tursas, Derek Sabato, Pinkie Sanchez, Daizee Haze, Dieter VonSteigerwalt ( November 22, 2009 - June 25, 2011)
  • The Embassy - Jimmy Rave, Joey Ryan, Prince Nana, Bison Smith, Ernie Osiris ( April 10, 2009 - March 27, 2010)
  • Swiss Money Holding - Ares ( May 13, 2001 - January 3, 2009)
  • The Kings of Wrestling - Chuck Taylor / Chuckie T., Kassius Ohno / Chris Hero, Icarus, Akuma, Mitch Ryder, Max Boyer, Shayne Hawke ( April 22, 2007 - September 22, 2007)
  • The Kings of Wrestling - Kassius Ohno / Chris Hero, Arik Cannon ( February 20, 2005 - November 17, 2006)
  • Sweet 'n' Sour International - Hallowicked, Larry Sweeney, Crossbones, Mano Metalico, Rorschach, ShareCropper, Spyrazul, UltraMantis Black ( September 24, 2004 - November 20, 2004)
Managers Aksana, Dutch Mantel / Zeb Colter, Paul Heyman

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