What do most people not realize about training for WWE?
Most people don’t realize that we perform at 4-5 shows every week. There are two touring groups every weekend, one doing Friday, Saturday, Sunday and one doing Saturday and Sunday. Then we meet on Monday and film two days of TV Monday and Tuesday. We also tour all over the world, for example two week tours through Europe where we perform every night. We train in the gym on top of that. So it’s a very demanding schedule. There is also no off season since we have a live RAW every Monday.
We are responsible for staying in shape, so we do our own workouts. Everyone trains differently. I’m very into weightlifting at the moment. Seth Rollins is our CrossFit guy. And there are of course the guys who train bodybuilding style as well. You need to find something that works for you and something that you can keep up despite the crazy schedule.
What are your greatest achievements in WWE?
I would say winning the first ever Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 30. Winning the Tag Team Championships with Tyson Kidd was a great too. And winning the US Championship within the first year of my career.
What are you most proud of?
I’m most proud of the Cesaro Section. That’s something the fans started for me. They just printed out simple papers that said ‘Cesaro Section,’ on them. It originated in Nashville and spread all over. There were over 7,000 in San Jose once. It means a lot to me because that was during a time when I was kind of down and unsure if I was doing the right thing and I was trying to get some momentum going. That support means the world to me. So I always work extra hard to make the Cesaro Section proud.