Cesaro has been on the WWE roster for nearly a decade now, and fans have been wanting to see him as a world champion since then. “If someone like Jinder Mahal can become WWE Champion, why not Cesaro?” is a common argument, and it’s not wrong.
Cesaro is one of the best professional wrestlers in the world today, but has never gotten that main event push everyone wants. However, as we make our way to the 2021 Royal Rumble, Cesaro has hit a major hot streak. Could this finally be his year?
Cesaro Wins Two Singles Matches In A Row On Smackdown
When Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro quietly parted ways, with Nakamura refinding his old flame as The King of Strong Style in a Gauntlet Match, fans worried about Cesaro. He’s been booked as a tag team specialist for years, and now has to go solo again. However, Cesaro woke up and chose to swim, not sink.
After months in a tag team, Cesaro got back into a singles flow by beating Daniel Bryan in a 12 minute epic on the January 15th episode of Smackdown Live. This match got high praise, even being compared to Angle vs. Benoit, by Angle himself even! He’d follow this up by beating Dolph Ziggler in under five minutes.
That’s two former world champions, beaten back to back. Not a bad record heading into our most unpredictable rumble in years.
An Unpredictable Year
While you can usually see a Royal Rumble winner from miles away, this year is different. Outside of the 10% chance Brock Lesnar returns to set up a rematch with Drew McIntyre or to steal Paul Heyman away from Roman Reigns? This match is unpredictable. WWE has built up Daniel Bryan, Shinsuke Nakamura, Big E, and now Cesaro as potential winners on the Smackdown side.
None of those men would currently be strong contenders for a Wrestlemania main event with Roman Reigns, but we still have a few months before that point. Cesaro & Reigns have proven chemistry (just watch their matches from 2015 & 2017), he’s a former client of Paul Heyman, and fans have been wanting to see this type of push since he joined WWE.
Could you see Cesaro making 2021 his biggest year yet in WWE? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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