Claudio Castagnoli (Cesaro) Debuts At Forbidden Door – During the AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door pay-per-view, Claudio Castagnoli (FKA Cesaro in WWE) debuted when he was the mystery opponent against Zack Sabre Jr.
Sabre was slated to face Bryan Danielson, however, on the 6/22 episode of AEW Dynamite, Danielson confirmed that he wasn’t medically cleared to compete but stated that he had a suitable replacement to face Sabre Jr. at tonight’s event.
This also means that Claudio is the newest member of the Blackpool Combat Club and he will be wrestling in the Blood and Guts match this Wednesday night on Dynamite.
This was an excellent wrestling match. Cesaro pinned Sabre after a lariat and the powerbomb.
This is Claudio’s first appearance since leaving WWE in February after both sides were unable to come to terms on a new contract.
Following his WWE departure, Castagnoli was reportedly ‘laying low’ and taking some time off to be with his family before making his in-ring return. It was reported that Castagnoli had a high asking price when being approached by several companies to make an appearance but it appears as if he and AEW President and CEO, Tony Khan reached an agreement.
Claudio Castagnoli (Cesaro) Debuts At Forbidden Door