On last week’s episode of SmackDown, Cesaro defeated Daniel Bryan clean in the middle of the ring, and he followed that by beating Dolph Ziggler on this week’s show.
While we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves, this sudden change of fortune for the Swiss, who has long been under-utilised by WWE, has got some fans hoping that Cesaro could shock the world by winning the Royal Rumble match next weekend.
He appeared on Talking Smack with Kayla Braxton after his win over Ziggler, and he was asked who he would challenge if he were to win the Rumble match.
“So, I said it last week on commentary, I would challenge Roman Reigns because of what he did to Shinsuke Nakamura. I also know that Drew McIntyre mentioned me as an opponent that he’d love to step in the ring with. I would love to step in the ring with Drew McIntyre, as well. But I’m a man of my word.”
He also admitted that he found Daniel Bryan’s desire to win the match irritating.
“It irks me how much Daniel Bryan wants to win the Royal Rumble. So, of course, I want to win it even more. That’s one of the rivalries that you need. That’s the kind of attitude that you need here because you need to take anything you can as motivation to make yourself better, push yourself to that next level to where you want to be.”
It’s not going to happen…but what if it does?