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WWE TLC 2012 Results: What We Learned from Antonio Cesaro's Win

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Sebastian MaldonadoFeatured ColumnistDecember 16, 2012

Antonio Cesaro defeated R-Truth to retain the United States Championship in a hard-fought victory, but what did we learn from Cesaro’s victory?

This marks the fourth consecutive pay-per-view victory for Cesaro. Since winning the title from Santino Marella at SummerSlam’s preshow, Cesaro has had the opportunity to shine.

Tonight was no different.

Cesaro has been on quite the roll going through the midcard division. He defeated Zack Ryder at Night of Champions, Justin Gabriel at Hell in a Cell and R-Truth twice. Cesaro finished Truth at Survivor Series and tonight with his same finishing maneuver, the Neutralizer.

The reigning U.S. Champion showed another dominant outing, simply overpowering the veteran as he’s done with his past opponents. He works well with nearly every type of wrestler he competes. Cesaro gets better each time he wrestles.

Tonight’s victory over R-Truth only extends his dominance over his opponents.

As far as the WWE is concerned, it appears as if they view Cesaro very highly as their U.S. champion. Cesaro’s been the champion since SummerSlam, a total of nearly five months.

Cesaro has also been one of Raw’s fixtures, a trend that seems to continue. Last Monday, he defeated Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston in an impressive match. He also showed his strength, beating Brodus Clay and manhandling Sheamus.

The champion also defeated Truth, Kingston and Wade Barrett to retain his title in a celebrated TV match two weeks ago.

These victories have led to Cesaro reestablishing the U.S. title’s credibility. It floundered for far too long, and now, we have a dominant champion who is having quite the successful, lengthy reign. 

His victory over R-Truth in Brooklyn showed the WWE Universe that Antonio Cesaro is once again going through whoever gets in his way. 

Cesaro isn’t slowing down.

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