During the most recent episode of his ARN podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Arn Anderson talked about why he felt that current WWE Superstar Cesaro hasn’t gone further with the company than he has.
“He was probably outspoken, probably stood up for himself, which is not taken lightly, or very well,” Anderson said about Cesaro.
He elaborated that Cesaro should have gone further because of his strength and in-ring ability. His strength and his “big swing” moves were over and connected with the fans.
However, Anderson added, when Cesaro was put into a tag team with Sheamus he was no longer portrayed as a strongman and this took something away from his character.
“When he was with Sheamus, all the things he had done to get himself over as a single when he became partners with Sheamus—these guys were heels—you didn’t want to do all the pretty stuff. You didn’t want to suplex a guy who was all the way on the outside on the floor, you reach across, your foot on the bottom rope and stand him straight up and suplex him into the ring,” said Anderson.
“All of those things that he did that were so incredible, they didn’t do because they were a heel team because they were trying to get the babyfaces over. He sacrificed—like a lot of heels do—when they’re cast into that tag spot. They end up losing their individuality,” he added.
The team of Cesaro and Sheamus was disbanded after Sheamus was injured. Cesaro was drafted into RAW as a singles wrestler while Sheamus just returned to SmackDown as a heel.