Former WWE Superstar Cesaro is being considered a favorite to debut at this weekend’s AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door event.
Cesaro left WWE earlier this year after over a decade under contract, and chose not to re-sign with the company.
The former United States and Tag Team Champion has not competed elsewhere since his departure.
On this week’s AEW Dynamite, Bryan Danielson promised a technical wrestling masterpiece at Forbidden Door despite being forced out of the match with Zack Sabre Jr.
During the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said Cesaro makes the most sense as Danielson’s replacement.
“I think the betting line guy is Claudio Castagnoli [Cesaro]… the way Bryan Danielson talked sounded to me like the way he talks about Claudio. So, Claudio’s in AEW, I guess, if it is him. There’s possibilities it’s somebody else, but I can’t think of anyone else that would be in that spot that’s available right now where people wouldn’t crap on it.”
Cesaro’s last match was on the February 11 edition of SmackDown, losing to Happy Corbin.
Cesaro’s name was also trending on Twitter today as fans discussed his possible debut this Sunday.