In an effort to hype the 2019 King of the Ring tournament, Cesaro spoke to Sports Illustrated about why he feels he is going to be the winner and a future World Champion. Below are some highlights.
Cesaro on splitting from Sheamus:
“The split from Sheamus left me in an empty void. Becoming King of the Ring will help me keep climbing, and that’s what I want to do.”
Cesaro on wanting to be World Champion:
“I plan on having a crowning ceremony with a crown, robe, and a scepter. That’s my next step to the world championship. Becoming a world champion, that’s my goal every single day. That’s what I’m working toward. I’m working so hard and I don’t want to let anyone down.”
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Cesaro on doing The Sharpshooter:
I agree that I’m more like Owen Hart, but I work real hard to have a serious in-ring style like Bret, though Owen was also serious in the ring. My sharpshooter is a tribute to my former tag-team partner Tyson Kidd [who is married to Natalya Neidhart, a niece of Owen and Bret], and I do the sharpshooter like Owen Hart did.
“Bret Hart did it with his left leg, and that’s the way Natalya does it, but I do it with my right leg, like Owen Hart. It’s a little fun insider thing from my super-nerd perspective, and that’s why I like to think I am more like Owen Hart.”