Antonio Cesaro

Swiss professional wrestler

Claudio Castagnoli (born December 27, 1980), is a Swiss professional wrestler. He currently wrestles for All Elite Wrestling (AEW). He is best known for his time working for the WWE. He wrestled there using the ring name Cesaro. He was also known by former ring name Antonio Cesaro. He previously wrestled for many different independent promotions. These include Chikara, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Ring of Honor and Pro Wrestling Noah.

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Cesaro on the April 7, 2014 episode of Raw
Born (1980-12-26) December 26, 1980 (age 42)
Lucerne, Switzerland[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Antonio Cesaro[1]
Claudio Castagnoli
Double C
Tenshi Takami
Very Mysterious Vanilla Ice Cream
Billed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)[1]
Billed weight232 lb (105 kg)[1]
Trained bySigMasta Rappo
Dave Taylor
Chris Hero
Mike Quackenbush
DebutDecember 24, 2000

While in Ring of Honor, he was a two-time ROH World Tag Team Champion with tag team partner Chris Hero. Their tag team name was the Kings of Wrestling. They were champions for 364 days. That is the longest time anyone has been tag champions in the company's history. He was also a member of the team Swiss Money Holding, with Ares. In tag team competition, he won the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas twice, the JCW Tag Team Championship once, and the CZW World Tag Team Championship twice.

In the WWE, he is a one-time WWE United States Champion and was the winner of the André the Giant Memorial Trophy battle royal at WrestleMania XXX.


  • Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling
    • CAPW Unified Heavyweight Championship (one time)[6]
  • German Stampede Wrestling
    • GSW Tag Team Championship (two times) (with Ares)[9]
  • International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom
    • IPW: UK Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Ares)[11]
  • Independent Wrestling Association: Switzerland
    • IWA Switzerland World Heavyweight Championship (one time)[12]
  • Swiss Wrestling Federation
    • SWF Powerhouse Championship (two times)[19]
    • SWF Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Ares)[20]
  • Westside Xtreme Wrestling
    • wXw World Heavyweight Championship (two time)[21]
    • wXw World Tag Team Championship (three times) (with Ares)[22]


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  19. "SWF Powerhouse Title history". Retrieved 2014-07-07.
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  21. "wXw World Heavyweight Title history". Retrieved 2014-07-07.
  22. "wXw World Tag Team Title history". Retrieved 2014-07-07.
  23. "United States Championship - Antonio Cesaro (August 19, 2012 - April 15, 2013)". WWE. Archived from the original on August 26, 2012. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
  24. "Cesaro won The Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal". WWE. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
  25. Meltzer, Dave (January 27, 2014). "Jan 27 2014 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 2013 Annual awards issue, best in the world in numerous categories, plus all the news in pro-wrestling and MMA over the past week and more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, California: 18. ISSN 1083-9593. Archived from the original on August 27, 2020. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  26. Meltzer, Dave (January 26, 2011). "Biggest issue of the year: The 2011 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards Issue". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, CA: 1–40. ISSN 1083-9593.

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