Cesaro left WWE in February of this year, with the former United States Champion failing to agree to a new contract after his existing deal had expired.
Fast forward four months, and Cesaro made his first appearance since leaving WWE at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door on Sunday night, debuting as Claudio Castagnoli.
At the show, Claudio appeared and wrestled Zack Sabre Jr, replacing Bryan Danielson who had been ruled out of the show through injury.
Claudio is now part of the AEW roster, and fans are very excited to see now that he’s wrestling outside of WWE for the first time in over ten years.
Fans have every right to be excited about what Cesaro has to offer, with his strength being one of the key parts to his game.
That was on full display yesterday, with an insane clip of the former WWE Superstar casually deadlifting 500lbs emerging on social media.
As you can see below, Cesaro executed the lift with ease, despite thw weight on the bar being insanely heavily. Seriously, it was stupidly impressive.
What makes the clip even more impressive is that it came just one day after his match with Zack Sabre Jr, as the hosts of the Twitch Rivals show mentioned.
Many fans were surprised to see Cesaro leave WWE, especially after it was reported in 2021 that he’d signed a new deal with the company.
However, it has since emerged that the extension he signed was only for one year, with the two parties unable to come to terms on a longer deal at any point.
Cesaro did enjoy his most successful spell with WWE after re-signing in 2021, being given a singles win at WrestleMania 37 over Seth Rollins, before feuding with Roman Reigns the following month.
However, that didn’t last long, and before too long, Cesaro was right back in the midcard, with it being clear that WWE didn’t know what to do with him.
Rumours actually emerged this month suggesting WWE was going to try and get Cesaro back to the company, but those efforts clearly didn’t work, as he’s working with AEW now.
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