Cesaro: 8 things we've learned
This morning WWE Superstar Cesaro popped into Esquire Middle East HQ for a chat to promote the company’s upcoming Live Dune Bash tour to Dubai in April. Below are a few things that we learned from our time with the Swiss Superman:
Sadly, due to the injury to his left shoulder’s rotator cuff (suffered during an in-ring match) he will definitely not be back in time for this year’s WrestleMania in April. Sadface.
Hungry, hungry Cesaro
Despite being 6’4″ Cesaro is not one of the biggest guys on the WWE roster. That said, in order to keep in shape, on a regular day he will have six meals and consume about 5,000-6,000 calories per day!
We have all heard how relentless the WWE schedule is. With no ‘off-season’ and a crazy touring schedule Cesaro is on the road 5-days a week, 50 weeks a year. That, by our rough calculations, means that he is travelling for nine months of the year.
In 2014, Cesaro wrestled in 220 matches, a personal best. Until his injury in late 2015, he had wrestled 190 matches and was on the way to better his record. His shoulder injury is the first major injury of his entire career.
When on the road, Cesaro’s travel buddy is former WWE-champ Seth Rollins. He says that they share the drive and commitment to work a grueling schedule, both in the gym and on the road.
Morning gym sessions
Cesaro will his the gym every morning for about 1.5 to 2 hours, but only after eating breakfast. He claims that he has to eat before going to the gym, normally opting for a bowl of sugar-free, healthy cereal with protein power and water for breakfast. He claims that the gym gives him a bit of ‘me time’.
The day after Wrestlmania, Cesaro changes the background on his phone to the logo of next year’s Wrestlemania. He says that it gives him a goal to work towards.
Although he is happy to help teach and advise the wrestlers at NXT (the WWE’s developmental roster), Cesaro feels that because of the fierce competitive nature of the industry he still needs to continually prove that he deserves the spot that he has on the main roster.
The full interview will be published in an upcoming issue of Esquire Middle East.
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WWE Live Dune Bash, which is taking place on April 14 and 15. Tickets can be purchased online from platinumlist.ae and from UAE Exchange branches.