Claudio Castagnoli has shared his honest thoughts on The Bar’s Raw Tag Team Title loss to Braun Strowman and Nicholas at WrestleMania 34.
In the penultimate match of the April 2018 event, Castagnoli and Sheamus dropped their Raw Tag Team Championship to Braun Strowman and Nicholas, a 10 year-old fan Strowman selected from the crowd. The duo relinquished the gold on the following episode of WWE Raw due to a ‘scheduling conflict’, with Nicholas returning to school.
While some fans were entertained by the match and title change, others argued that the angle devalued the title and the WWE tag-team division.
Speaking on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, the former ‘Cesaro’ noted that he thought the segment was fun. Stating that he’s proud of that match, Castagnoli said:
“I thought it was really cool. (It’s) what I love about wrestling, right? All the kinds of different matches. The roller coaster ride it takes you on. That WrestleMania needed a match like that where it’s just fun. Every show needs fun matches. WrestleMania, everybody is nervous, everybody’s hyped. It’s WrestleMania.
“Once everything was figured out, that match was so much fun. We were just able to go out there and enjoy it. We had the float, it’s called the thing, right?
“With all the guys with the big head coming out with us. So it was a crazy, awesome entrance. The match was just fun. Like I said earlier, it’s all about moments. If you’re a kid, and you’re watching WrestleMania, that could be you, right?
“So that was very cool to be in that match for that matter and the fact that people still talk about it to that day. Because there was some bangers on that card.
“A lot of people always ask like, ‘So Nicholas?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, I know right?’ So I’m very proud to be part of that match.”
Castagnoli left WWE after his contract expired in February, before debuting for AEW in June. The Blackpool Combat Club member recently explained why he chose not to re-sign with WWE.
The current ROH World Champion most recently wrestled on the September 9 edition of Rampage, defeating Dax Harwood to retain his title.
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