The night after WrestleMania XXX saw Cesaro break his alliance with Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger of The Real Americans and align himself with Paul Heyman, officially becoming a Paul Heyman Guy.
Very big things were expected of the already-impressive Cesaro who enjoyed great popularity as part of The Real Americans before walking out the victor in the inaugural Andre the Giant memorial battle royal at WrestleMania XXX.
Becoming a Paul Heyman Guy
As you'll see in the video below, Cesaro decided to end his alliance with Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger and surprised the WWE Universe by declaring himself a Paul Heyman Guy. Since that night many expected Cesaro to go on to big things, such as a match with The Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar and even holding the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at some stage within the next year.
That looks very optimistic now to put it bluntly. Cesaro failed as a Paul Heyman Guy, forget about a Brock Lesnar feud and forget about him capturing the WWE World Heavyweight Champion; in the WWE's eyes we need to forget Heyman ever took Cesaro under his wing.
As a big Cesaro fan it has frustrated me to see just how much this has flopped. There was so much potential and the WWE have dropped the ball again unless they do pull something out of the hat which could see Cesaro look even more dominant than he was under Heyman, he is in a very bad position right now.
This alliance didn't help either man
This past week on Monday Night Raw Cesaro told Triple H he wants to be an Authority guy, which wasn't welcomed by Seth Rollins. So right now this goes one of two way. Either he joins forces with Rollins or he falls further down the ladder, something he definitely cannot afford right now considering he was tipped for such big things.
Ceasro did enjoy some time at the top under Paul Heyman, most notably the Money in the Bank ladder match for the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship; a match where the result was obvious and Cesaro didn't stand a chance, he could only create a moment which the fans would remember.
- WWE: Attitude-era stable being brought back
- Vince McMahon made late changes to Battleground match
- WWE NXT results
You can't blame Cesaro or even Paul Heyman for that matter, as good as Heyman is he cannot turn every single wrestler into a global superstar or the next big thing in the WWE. Sometimes the chemistry isn't there like we saw with Curtis Axel and even Ryback and it's a shame to say that as good as these two individuals are, there was just something missing in this partnership which didn't allow them to become a bigger threat.
We became more accustomed to hearing about Brock Lesnar conquering The Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania XXX even when Heyman was standing beside Cesaro; and although it didn't seem like it at first, Cesaro was falling into a much more secondary role every single week the duo appeared together.
So what's next for Cesaro? Right now it's unclear but we are all aware he has the talent to achieve anything and everything in the WWE. But with the current plans for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and the heavy focus on making Roman Reigns into the next mega star in the WWE perhaps Cesaro will not be the number one man in the company any time soon.
It is now all down to the booking team, his fate lies in their hands. He has lost all direction and momentum, bad booking will further destroy his career whilst good booking will get him on to the big stage again.