Claudio Castagnoli, better known by his ring name Cesaro Swiss professional wrestler born on 27th December 1980. Currently, he is signed to WWE and is better known by his ring name Cesaro. Previously, Cesaro performed in various independent promotions such as Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) and Ring of Honor. As a child, he was very active and was a competent sportsperson, being interested in soccer, basketball and tennis. But during his last teenage years, Cesaro developed an interest in wrestling and began training and competing.
Antonio made his professional debut in 2000 for the Germany-based Westside Xtreme Wrestling. Castagnoli earned recognition and success in coming years by winning several championships including ROH World Tag Team Champion, WWE Tag Team Champion, WWE United States Championship and PWG World Championship. As far as his personal life is concerned, Antonio Cesaro has dated fellow wrestler Sara Amato (Sara Del Rey).
Cesaro Biceps Size Height Weight Body Measurements
|Real Name||Claudio Castagnoli|
|Nickname||The Swiss Superman|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Billed Height||in centimeters- 196 cm
in meters- 1.96 m
in Feet-Inches- 6’ 5″
|Real Height||in centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in Feet-Inches- 6’ 2″
|Weight||in Kilograms- 103 kg
in Pounds- 227 lbs
|Body Measurements||– Chest: 49 Inches
– Waist: 36 Inches
– Biceps: 19 Inches
|Hair Colour||N/A (Bald)|
|Debut||WWE: 20 April 2012 (Smackdown Television Debut)|
|Titles/Achievements||• Ring of Honor World Tag Team Championship (2 time)
• WWE United States Championship (1 time)
• WWE Tag Team Championship (1 time)
• Winner of WWE Andre The Giant Memorial Trophy (2014)
Very European Uppercut/Pop-up uppercut
|Date of Birth||27 December 1980|
|Age (as in 2017)||37 Years|
|Birth Place||Lucerne, Switzerland|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Capricorn|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Family||Father– Not Known
Mother– Not Known
Brothers– Not Known
Sister– Not Known
|Hobbies||Playing Basketball & Tennis|
|Controversies||In February 2015, Cesaro’s twitter handle was hacked by someone who was perhaps not happy with the way the WWE were handling a talent like Cesaro. In a series of tweets, the hacker gave out all his frustration towards Vince McMahon, the chairman of WWE.|
|Favorite Wrestler||The Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan|
|Favorite Food||Zürcher Geschnetzeltes (Swiss dish), Cordon bleu with spaetzle|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Amato AKA Sara Del Rey (former wrestler and present WWE NXT Trainer)|
|Net Worth||$6 Million|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Cesaro
- Does Cesaro smoke: No
- Does Cesaro drink alcohol: Yes
- The Swiss Superman excelled at sports in his younger days and aspired to become a rugby player.
- While wrestling on the independent circuit, wrestlers sometimes fail to secure themselves financially. Cesaro was no exception in this matter as at one point of time during his career, (prior to WWE) he had to take up the job of a Data File Administrator at Johnson & Johnson.
- He is not only a good wrestler but also a skilled sewer. With not much money in pockets to buy his in-ring gear, Cesaro used to sew his attire himself.
- Cesaro’s first appearance on the WWE TV came many years before his official Smackdown debut. In 2006, on an episode of Raw, Shane McMahon was accompanied by 2 police officers, who wanted to arrest DX members Triple H & Shawn Michaels. While Cesaro was one of the officers; the other officer was played by TNA fame Ethan Carter.
- He can fluently speak as many as 5 languages viz. English, French, German, Italian, and his native language, Swiss-German.
- Mark Henry is labelled as the ‘strongest man’ in WWE. The strongest man once complimented Cesaro by stating that, “Cesaro is one of the strongest guys at the roster.”
- Cesaro has also appeared in one Hollywood movie named The Wrestler (2008). The movie shows the sacrifices made by wrestlers in order to prolong their career. Although Cesaro’s role was not a major one, the movie still managed it to an Oscar Nomination.