WWE wrestler Cesaro spoke with Graham Caygill of The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi to promote live events in April. The following are the highlights of the interview, which can be read in full at TheNational.ae.
Cesaro on being injured: “Rehab is going really well. It is kind of up to the doctors opinion. It is a very bad time to be hurt, lets put it that way. I had a torn rotator cuff that I tried to work through, because I didn’t realize how bad it was and I had to get it fixed. They said four to six months, with six months being more likely so that will put me out for quite a bit.”
Getting hurt at a bad time: “I was enjoying it quite a bit and injuries never happen at a good time. It was a good run but I hope I can take up where I left off when I come back. Two to three months would be a good target, hopefully sooner, but like I said, it is a case of how quickly I heal.”
On Daniel Bryan’s retirement: “Yes, it was a definitely a shock. I was hoping it was not true at first. It makes you very sad as Bryan was a good friend of mine. I have known him for over 10 years and you do not want to see that happen to one of your friends. But I am very happy he was able to kind of end it on his terms.”
On if there is anyone in the WWE he has not faced yet that he would like to: “I think I have faced pretty much everyone that is in the WWE. AJ Styles is new and I think he is the only one since I got hurt to have arrived in the WWE that I have not stood in the ring with.”
On facing Brock Lesnar: “I have not done a singles with Brock. It is definitely not mine [ambition, to face him] as I’d rather stand in the ring against someone who is with WWE the whole time.”
On whether he has any thoughts of trying to move into UFC later in his career: “UFC, definitely not. I do not think that is a fit for me. I am looking forward to seeing CM Punk’s UFC debut and I hope he does really well, but it is not something that I want to do.”