Antonio Cesaro Needs a Real Chance at Success in WWE

Photo Credit: Anton Jackson, Flickr.com
Photo Credit: Anton Jackson, Flickr.com
Sebastian MaldonadoFeatured ColumnistApril 25, 2013

Antonio Cesaro needs a real chance at success in the WWE.

The former United States champion lost his title to Kofi Kingston and hasn’t really found his footing, even when he was champion. Cesaro was involved in one-and-done feuds with many Superstars, including Justin Gabriel, Zack Ryder and The Great Khali. His longest feuds were with The Miz and R-Truth, feuds that led to nowhere.

Even though his feuds were worthless, his matches were not. In fact, they probably should have made the midcard division better than it is now.

His matches with Miz actually showed improvement from the former WWE champion. Plus, his matches with Kingston showed a classic, successful clash of in-ring styles. Cesaro should have been a key player reigniting the United States title. However, the programs were lackluster, causing no interest in the title and Cesaro.

Where can Antonio Cesaro achieve success? Well, it can’t be through the midcard again. The WWE squandered Cesaro with his golden opportunity. The ultimate alternative could be the other division that needs help: the tag team division.

It sure cannot come from his "yodeling" gimmick. It's just as ridiculous as it sounds. 

We’ve seen Cesaro perform well in singles matches. Yet, we’ve rarely seen him in a tag team match. Cesaro could dominate with the right partner, maybe his old buddy, Kassius Ohno.

The two formed the Kings of Wrestling, a popular tag team for Ring of Honor, under their names Claudio Castagnoli and Chris Hero, respectively. They joined forces at CHIKARA Pro Wrestling in 2005 and won independent tag team gold. Both guys represent what the WWE looks for. They can wrestle and have great size, which can ultimately captivate the WWE Universe.

Ohno is still in the NXT brand. It should be a matter of time to call him up. Partnering him with Cesaro right away would be a smart move, especially since both men are already used to working with each other. That is Cesaro’s real chance at success. Once a breakup happens, preferably over time, the fans might start caring about Cesaro again.

The plan for Cesaro's future sure sounds a lot more intriguing than yodeling.

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