Claudio Castagnoli’s shortcomings in WWE were referenced by his former tag team partner during the latest episode of AEW Dynamite.
Castagnoli, aka Cesaro, never won a WWE World Championship before leaving the promotion in February 2022, despite fan support.
In a backstage confrontation with Jake Hager, the All-American spoke about Castagnoli’s past in WWE:
“He knows he’s not a world champion like I am. He’s never been a world champion in Ring of Honor, he’s never been a world champion in WWE, and you’re not gonna be a world champion here in AEW.
“I am an undefeated MMA fighter, and it’s about time that I get my respect.”
Castagnoli noted that he is undefeated in AEW and will face his ‘Real Americans’ tag-team partner on next week’s Fyter Fest edition of AEW Dynamite.