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Former WWE star and a former WWE United States Champion Cesaro who is currently going by the name of Claudio Castagnoli in the AEW recently talked about his love and respect for John Cena and revealed how Cena always inspired him.

Cesaro has been performing in WWE for over a decade and he has always been a solid mid carder. After performing excellently throughout his career he is finally receiving the treatment from WWE he actually deserved. At WrestleMania, he defeated the former four times WWE World Champion which marked his main event status clearly.

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Claudio Castagnoli Reveals How John Cena Inspired Him After His Matches

Last year at the WrestleMania Backlash pay per view event, Cesaro challenged the WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns for the title. It was the main event of the night and without any doubt it was an amazing match.

This was Cesaro’s first opportunity for the world title in WWE in his long WWE career. Over the years he has been one of the most underrated athletes in WWE, and finally after getting the opportunities, he is showing the world of wrestling what he is actually capable of.

At WrestleMania Backlash 2021 Roman Reigns and Cesaro had a gruesome battle which continued for almost half an hour. This match had been considered as a Match of the Year Contender for 2021. What an amazing match it was! We rarely get to see technical masterpieces nowadays in WWE.

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But after this match, for some reason WWE decided to bury him. The promotion completely gave up on his push and by the end of the year he got released from the promotion and a number of months ago he joined AEW and got renamed as Claudio Castagnoli. He recently defeated Jonathan Gresham to win the ROH World Championship but he dropped it to Chris Jericho soon after winning it.

Cesaro who is currently going by the name of Claudio Castagnoli in the AEW recently spoke to the Kurt Angle Show where he talked about his love and respect for John Cena and revealed how Cena always inspired him. He said;

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“Then, being in the ring with him for an open challenge was awesome because I mean, he was a legend at that point, and he still every match he wants to go out there and prove it and we talked about that before, like every match — he is the one who said it, I probably had it always kind of in my brain, but he’s the one that said that, ‘You’re only as good as your last match.’

“So that’s kind of stuck with me because every time you go through that curtain, you want to prove yourself to everybody, ” he said. “So with him to have that open challenge and him working so hard, and having such a fun match for me was absolutely amazing. Then to run it back a couple of weeks later again, in Chicago, it was even better because, to me, here’s John Cena and you get to share the ring with him and he has so much knowledge and yeah, it was amazing.”

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