“Whatever it Takes”- Cesaro Reveals his Motivation to Beat Roman Reigns at WrestleMania Backlash

Published 05/15/2021, 7:45 AM EDT


In two nights, Cesaro gets his opportunity to become a WWE Champion for the first time. The Swiss Superman faces Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania Backlash. For Roman, this is just another title defence, but this match is twenty years in the making for Cesaro.

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Cesaro seems confident ahead of his big title match

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After dispatching Roman Reigns and the Usos with ease on SmackDown, Cesaro cut a promo backstage about what it’ll take to beat Roman Reigns.

The Tribal Chief hasn’t been pinned or submitted in more than a year, and he’s coming off the two biggest wins of his career – the WrestleMania 37 triumph and banishing Daniel Bryan from SmackDown,

Catching up with Megan Morant backstage, Cesaro opened up on his first title match in years.

“Oh man, everything. Everything I’ve learnt over the last twenty years, everything I’ve put into the last nine years in WWE, everything I put in tonight. Just getting back up and just keep going forward. If you don’t, all the pain and the sacrifice will be for nothing. And I won’t let that happen. I’m gonna make it come true this Sunday, whatever it takes.”

Facing the Tribal Chief is no easy task, even if you’re one of the best in the world. Cesaro will have to dig deep and find a fourth wind to put away Reigns and win his first World Championship at Backlash.

The Swiss Superman reigns on SmackDown

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WWE successfully made Cesaro look like a legitimate threat ahead of his huge clash with Roman Reigns. The Tribal Chief is throwing everything he has at Cesaro and weakening him before their match. On SmackDown, the #1 contender for the Universal Championship dispatched Reigns and the Usos with ease.

He faced Jimmy Uso in the night’s main event and his first match since returning to WWE. Uso put in a resilient performance but was no match for the # contender.

Cesaro had Uso reeling from the opening bell, unloading uppercuts and even a Brodie Lee discus lariat. He smashed Uso with a running uppercut into the barricade and rolled him in for the win, but Roman Reigns attacked him.

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Despite the numbers game, the dissension in the Bloodline allowed Cesaro to fight back and keep the Universal Champion at bay. As the champion looked on from the ramp, the challenger hit Jey Uso with two Neutralizers to close the show.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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