Cesaro: Seven matches he needs outside of WWE

TOKYO,JAPAN - JUNE 29: Cesaro enters the ring during the WWE Live Tokyo at Ryogoku Kokugikan on June 29, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)
TOKYO,JAPAN - JUNE 29: Cesaro enters the ring during the WWE Live Tokyo at Ryogoku Kokugikan on June 29, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images) /

The news is in! Cesaro is a free agent. After his hard work in WWE, any indie promotion would love to have him.

Cesaro could fit into any wrestling promotion. The Swiss wrestler has been all over the globe with Chikara, Pro Wrestling NOAH, ROH, and PWG. His background is impressive and his time in WWE winning the US championship and the Andre the Giant trophy makes him an addition to any roster.

Here are seven names that would be excellent first feuds for Cesaro as he leaves WWE and enters this next phase of his career.

AEW: Jon Moxley

The clash of the BA wrestlers is what this would be billed as. Jon Moxley is a street fighter who goes for blood and Cesaro is a bully and a villain. I could see Cesaro infringing on Moxley’s territory prompting a staredown. A lights-out match would definitely be in the future between these two.

IMPACT!: Eddie Edwards

The gatekeeper of IMPACT has been Eddie Edwards. Whenever new blood enters the Impact Zone it is Eddie that tries to test their metal. Eddie is a heel now (part of the Honor No More stable) so it would push Cesaro to face. I could see a very intense rivalry between these two maybe including some barbed wire and ladders.

MLW: Davey Richards

The other half of the American Wolves would be waiting for Cesaro at Major League Wrestling. Richards is more focused on technical mat and submission wrestling so Cesaro would need to return to ground and pound fighting. This would not be a heated rivalry, but more of a faceoff to see who is the more worthy wrestler. I could see a very lengthy and respectful match where both fighters could be pushed.

NJPW: Kota Ibushi or Tom Lawlor

Cesaro would have to choose if he was going to be the major star of NJPW Strong or work his way up the ladder in the Japanese ring. Most definitely, he would get the golden ticket to face off against Tom Lawlor for his Strong heavyweight championship. If Cesaro stepped into Japan he would find himself challenging Kota Ibushi for the IWGP Intercontinental title. His experience in NOAH makes him an easy fit in Japan.

NWA: Matt Cardona

The NWA is a wild card that has recruits from all over the wrestling universe. Cesaro would be one of their strongest roster picks. As a force of great power and influence, he would immediately want to challenge the world heavyweight champion. It would be a no-brainer to book this as the main event for a PPV. I would enjoy him putting Matt in a giant swing as the audience counted the rotations.

AAA: Andrade De Idolo

Former WWE coworkers pitted in a rival against one another in Mexico would be a huge draw. Both opponents could harken back to their WWE training while showing the world the new boundaries they want to cross. Andrade would deliver the heat and Cesaro would be more than happy to push back. He can bring the Lucha libre style as proven by his Chikara days.

Terminus: Jonathan Gresham

Okay, this is not a promotion, per se, but it would be foolish to leave Cesaro out of this event. When the second Terminus event opens, Jonathan Gresham could invite Cesaro for his ROH championship. Cesaro is a man of all wrestling seasons ensuring that he could keep up with the octopus. I could see this match going 30 minutes long. He would be an excellent ROH champ.