Cesaro talks about his match with Samoa Joe

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Cesaro talks about his match with Samoa Joe

Cesaro is an accomplished tag team wrestler, being a two-time ROH World Tag Team Champion with his partner Chris Hero as The Kings of Wrestling (where their 364-day reign as champions is the longest in company history). Within WWE, he is a six-time tag team champion, including one reign as SmackDown Tag Team Champion with Sheamus whilst teaming with him and holding the WWE (Raw) Tag Team Championship a record five times, sharing one reign with Tyson Kidd as part of their team and four reigns with Sheamus.

He has also won various independent tag team titles both with Hero and with Ares as Swiss Money Holding, such as the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas, the JCW Tag Team Championship and the CZW World Tag Team Championship. He and Hero were voted as the 2010 Tag Team of the Year by Wrestling Observer Newsletter readers.

He has also had success as a singles wrestler, having won the WWE's United States Championship and the inaugural André the Giant Memorial Trophy at WrestleMania XXX, along with numerous independent singles titles, such as the PWG World Championship.

In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, the Swiss superstar talked about his match with Samoa Joe: “I can only control what I can. Any time I step in the ring, I try to put on a spectacle. That’s why there is nothing like seeing me live.

Me and Ricochet put on one of my favorite matches of the year in Japan that no one will likely see outside of that crowd there, and I had some really fun matches with Braun Strowman recently on live events, as well. I’m controlling what I can control as hard as I can.

You’ll see more of that on Raw. Me and Samoa Joe, we haven’t had many interactions inside that ring. I don’t even think we’ve had a singles match, to be honest, which is very, very rare for me. I respect Joe, especially how he worked so hard and so long to get where he’s at.

He never compromised his style, he went his own way, and that’s very impressive. It’s awesome to finally step in the ring with him, and it’s even better to do that with him on Monday Night Raw”.