By: Matt Carlins

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Cesaro took a long road toward becoming one of World Wrestling Entertainment’s rising stars.

Born in Switzerland, he spent years proving his worth for smaller wrestling companies around the world before signing with WWE. That included appearances for independent promotions in the Pittsburgh area that began nearly a decade ago.

“When I moved to the United States, one of my first gigs was here in Pittsburgh. I used to drive out here quite a bit when I used to live in the Philadelphia area. So, I always have good memories of Pittsburgh. It’s great to be in front 100-200 people, and then you come now and be at the Consol (Energy) Center and be in front of thousands of people,” Cesaro said.

Watch The Full Interview With Cesaro Here:

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Cesaro’s displays of strength in the ring makes him a favorite among fans.

“There’s WWE superstars who bench press more than me. I don’t care. What’s important is what you do in the ring. To me, that’s where the true strength lies. You have to be able to execute maneuvers early in the match, late in the match, whenever you feel is best, at your will, which I can with anybody that’s in there,” Cesaro said.

On Sunday, Cesaro will be one of seven men competing in a ladder match for the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship at the Money In The Bank pay-per-view.

He says one of the keys to his rise to the main event scene can be summed up in one word.


You can see Cesaro and other WWE superstars at tonight’s SmackDown event at Consol Energy Center.


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