Cesaro Reveals Which Footballers from Euro 2020 Can be Successful WWE Superstars

Published 07/05/2021, 8:15 AM EDT


WWE Superstars come from various walks of life. Take Cesaro for example who comes from the Swiss Alps and started off as a soccer player. Not just Cesaro, but we’ve seen American Football players in a WWE ring, but we haven’t really seen a European Footballer. There have been only two times when European Soccer stars have made their presence felt in the WWE.

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The first time, it was former Welsh footballer Vinnie Jones who appeared as a Special Guest during WWE’s Capital Carnage PPV in London in 1998. The second time, it was former England-captain Wayne Rooney who slapped the taste out of King Barrett’s mouth.

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Cesaro reveals which European Footballers can be successful in WWE

The ‘Swiss Cyborg’ recently appeared on Sony Sports India’s Football show, Kick-Off to talk about the ongoing Euro 2020. During the appearance, host Arpit Sharma asked Cesaro who he thinks would do well in WWE.

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Cesaro said there are a lot of footballers who could make it, but there was one name that instantly came to his mind. He said, “There’s a lot of footballers that would do well in wrestling. Dejan Lovren will be my number one pick from Croatia. He seems to like a good challenge.”

He continued, “Obviously, [Georgio] Chiellini from Italy. [Domenico] Berardi from Italy. There’s a lot of them, a lot of good ones that I keep discovering more.”

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Well, now these three names are certainly interesting candidates to be WWE Superstars. Although we know that would never happen, one cannot rule out the fact any one of these three stars could be in the UK when WWE visits there in the next few months.

Plus, till date, we have only seen footballers from UK making the one-off transition to WWE. It would really be exciting to see a top star from Italy, Spain, Germany or even Croatia make an appearance.

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After all, it would do wonders to promote the biggest wrestling company in the world in the European market. Especially, the one dominated by football fans.

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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