Antonio Cesaro

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Cesaro
Cesaro on the April 7, 2014 episode of Raw
Born (1980-12-27) December 27, 1980 (age 40)
Lucerne, Switzerland[1]
Lives inTampa, Florida
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Antonio Cesaro[1]
Cesaro
Claudio Castagnoli
Double C
Tenshi Takami
Very Mysterious Ice Cream
Billed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)[1]
Billed fromUnited Bank of Switzerland
Lucerne, Switzerland[1]
Trained bySigMasta Rappo
Dave Taylor
Chris Hero
Mike Quackenbush
Skayde
DebutDecember 24, 2000

Claudio Castagnoli (born December 27, 1980), is an Swiss professional wrestler. He currently wrestles for the WWE where he competes under the ring name Cesaro. He was also known by former ring name Antonio Cesaro. He previously wrestled for many different independent promotions such as Chikara, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Ring of Honor and Pro Wrestling Noah where he competed under his real name.

While in Ring of Honor, he was a two-time ROH World Tag Team Champion with tag team partner Chris Hero. Their tag team name was the Kings of Wrestling. Their reign as champions lasted 364 days and is the longest in the company's history. He was also a member of the team Swiss Money Holding with Ares. During his time in tag team competition, he won the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas twice, the JCW Tag Team Championship once, and the CZW World Tag Team Championship twice.

In the WWE, he is a one-time WWE United States Champion and was the winner of the André the Giant Memorial Trophy battle royal at WrestleMania XXX.

Championships[change | change source]

  • Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling
    • CAPW Unified Heavyweight Championship (one time)[6]
  • German Stampede Wrestling
    • GSW Tag Team Championship (two times) (with Ares)[9]
  • International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom
    • IPW: UK Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Ares)[11]
  • Independent Wrestling Association: Switzerland
    • IWA Switzerland World Heavyweight Championship (one time)[12]
  • Swiss Wrestling Federation
    • SWF Powerhouse Championship (two times)[19]
    • SWF Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Ares)[20]
  • Westside Xtreme Wrestling
    • wXw World Heavyweight Championship (two time)[21]
    • wXw World Tag Team Championship (three times) (with Ares)[22]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Antonio Cesaro Bio". WWE. Retrieved 2012-10-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas title history". Chikara. Retrieved 2014-7-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "King of Trios 2010 - Night 3 results". Chikara. Retrieved 2014-7-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Tape Review: Chikara Pro, "Tag World Grand Prix," night 3, Feb. 26, 2006, with Hero, Castognoli, Delirious, Milano". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2014-7-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "RB Report: CHIKARA Cibernetico & Robin". 411mania. Retrieved 2014-7-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. "CAPW Championship history". Cagematch. Retrieved 2014-7-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. "CZW Tag-Team Champions". Combat Zone Wrestling. Archived from the original on 2010-12-22. Retrieved 2014-7-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. "'Last Team Standing' (October 14th 2006) - Philadelphia, PA". Combat Zone Wrestling. Archived from the original on 2014-11-02. Retrieved 2014-7-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. "GSW Tag Team Championship history". Cagematch. Retrieved 2014-7-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. "Violent J's Gathering Report". Psychopathic Records. Retrieved 2014-7-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. "IPW:UK Tag Team Title history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2014-7-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. "IWA Switzerland Heavyweight Championship history". Cagematch. Retrieved 2014-7-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. "PWG World Championship title history". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 2014-7-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2013". Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2014-04-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. "Newswire For The Week Of October 15th". Ring of honor Wrestling. Retrieved 2014-7-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. "Notes from ROH PPV". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2014-7-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. "Dark Pegasus Video Review: Ring of Honor — Race to the Top Tournament, Night Two". 411mania. Retrieved 2014-7-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. "100 Percent Fordified: Ring of Honor "Tag Wars 2010"". 411mania. Retrieved 2014-7-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. "SWF Powerhouse Title history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2014-7-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. "SWF Tag Team Title history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2014-7-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. "wXw World Heavyweight Title history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2014-7-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  22. "wXw World Tag Team Title history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2014-7-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. "United States Championship - Antonio Cesaro (August 19, 2012 - April 15, 2013)". WWE. Retrieved 2014-04-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. "Cesaro won The Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal". WWE. Retrieved 2014-04-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  25. Meltzer, Dave (January 27, 2014). "Jan 27 2014 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 2013 Annual awards issue, best in the world in numerous categories, plus all the news in pro-wrestling and MMA over the past week and more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, California: 18. ISSN 1083-9593. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  26. Meltzer, Dave (January 26, 2011). "Biggest issue of the year: The 2011 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards Issue". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, CA: 1–40. ISSN 1083-9593. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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