Claudio Castagnoli

Claudio Castagnoli’s Funny Response When Asked If ROH Title Win Was A ‘Brass Ring’ Moment


Claudio Castagnoli defeated Jonathan Gresham to become the new ROH World Champion at Saturday night’s Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view event.

During the post-show media scrum, Castagnoli was asked if the title win marked a “brass ring” moment for him.

For those who may not recall, Vince McMahon referred to Castagnoli (Cesaro) on Steve Austin’s podcast back in 2014 as someone who hadn’t yet grabbed the “brass ring” by connecting with fans.

When answering the question, Castagnoli sarcastically responded with:

“What is a brass ring moment?! If somebody can find that out and explain it to me, that would be amazing.”

He continued, “I mean, it’s definitely an awesome moment. And I feel life and wrestling is all about moments, right? And how you seize them, how you act in them, and how you succeed in the good ones and the bad. Because that’s the journey, right? And everything I did in my life and in my career led up to this. So if that’s a brass ring — I would say the first month was a brass ring moment because it was like, ‘Okay, how do you replace arguably one of the best wrestlers in history in Bryan Danielson,’ right? I have to step up, because I don’t want people to be like, ‘I don’t know, I kinda wanted [Danielson],’ you know what I mean?

“So to be that and be able to pull that off, then go into Blood & Guts for 60 minutes, to me it was like, ‘This is great, this is a fantastic challenge.’ So if this is the culmination of my brass ring month then I think that’s a really good one.”

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