Cesaro
Cesaro
Claudio Castagnoli
  • Birthdate: 12/27/1980 (age 33)
  • Height: 6'5"
  • Weight: 232 Ib

Castagnoli is an Italian-Swiss professional wre...

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Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

As noted earlier here on the website, there has been some talk of turning Nikki Bella heel in the near future. If the company decides to go through with the heel turn, the idea is that she'd eventually turn on her sister Brie at the end of her current feud with Stephanie McMahon. That is still several months away though and a lot can change between now and then. The current plan is to have Brie Bella vs. Stephanie McMahon at SummerSlam. Whether the Nikki heel turn takes place there or if they continue the feud through Night of Champions remains to be seen. If they continue it through Night of Champions, the Nikki heel turn will likely take place there instead. As noted, they are stacking the WWE Night of Champions PPV as they want to entice fans whose Network subscriptions are expiring (there are a lot as it'll be about six months from the launch/WrestleMania date) to renew.

Speaking of heel and babyface turns, we noted earlier here on the website that WWE was still planning a babyface push for Cesaro but it wouldn't be happening until they "needed it." Following this week's WWE TV tapings, it appears that they may be going in a different direction with Cesaro.

Cesaro was originally planned for a significant babyface push at the end of the summer but the decision was made, even before Daniel Bryan went down with an injury, that Roman Reigns would be getting the push instead as they see major potential in him. The fans have also reacted to him in a huge way in recent weeks.

We'll keep you posted as we hear more.