In the last edition of the Royal Rumble, numerous faces of WWE athletes who had not been seen for a long time in the Stamford-based company rings appeared, especially in the women's real fight, the McMahon-owned company preferred to include numerous former athletes, even if only one night only, so as to fill the match with surprises, as with the appearance of Molly Holly, that of Michelle McCool, that of Ronda Rousey (winner of the contest on her return) or Ivory.
In the men's one, however, the surprises were few, if not just one, with the final victory going to Brock Lesnar, fresh from the defeat of the WWE title, lost only a few minutes before against Bobby Lashley, due to the duo formed by Paul Heyman and Roman Reigns, who attacked Lesnar from behind, to make him lose the title.
The two great illustrious absentees of the male Rumble were certainly Finn Balor and Cesaro, with the two who were deliberately kept out of the match and who certainly did not like it too much, with Cesaro who in fact also vented in his last interview, in which he spoke at length about the situation.
In his last speech to Sports Illustrated, interviewed by Justin Barrasso, Cesaro wanted to say: "Yes I have been. A lot of people would have liked to see me in the Royal Rumble and a lot of people would have wanted to see me win.
This thing could have sent me straight into the next chapter of my entire career. I saw Big E say a few weeks ago in several interviews that he would have liked to see me win and it was very nice. I appreciated the support of my colleagues, but unfortunately, it didn't happen.
If you turn on the TV for Smackdown, to see me, you will have the best in-ring performance I can give you. It's exciting, it's unpredictable, and it's fun. I want people to see it every time I'm in the ring and this consistency and this quality are what sets me apart."
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If you made a list of the very best all-around athletes in WWE right now, his name would be near the top of the list. His strength belies his frame, as he is much leaner than most 'strongmen' that the promotion has featured in the past.
He's able to balance out that natural power with the cardio level to go the distance in a match. Cesaro also gets amazing reactions from the crowd. When he picks up his opponent to do the start the Superman Swing, the crowd counts along for the number of times he spins his opponents in the air. And typically, he's got more revolutions per minute than an old rock and roll record.