The following are the highlights of a Cesaro interview conducted by The National’s Graham Caygill. Read the full piece at TheNational.ae.
On losing his dental injury at WWE No Mercy: “Well, I knew I hit my teeth really hard [against the ring post] and I just felt all the blood. There was so much flowing and I couldn’t stop it. But I was full of adrenaline and every time you have a title match on a network special, pardon the pun, it is special, and I just wanted to win those tag titles and get through the match. I feel that if you are a true competitor nothing will stop you and some teeth shoved up my jaw certainly didn’t stop me.”
On how his teeth are doing today: “They are a lot better. I am still not able to bite anything with my front two teeth. Like I said they went up my gums, and I fractured my jaw bone that is over my teeth and beneath my nose. I fractured that and they had to pull the teeth back down. Now I have lovely braces so to all the kids with braces out there, I feel your pain.”
On teaming with Sheamus: “It has been a lot of fun. Probably the most fun that I have had in my WWE career. We knew we each other a little bit and were kind of friends. But when we began to tag it began to click and we have become really good friends over time and by now are best of friends. I think the best part for the WWE Universe is they were able to watch the whole journey happen in front of them on WWE TV. As you can see now we are having an absolute blast.”
Powell’s POV: My mouth hurts just thinking about what Cesaro went through. The fact that he actually finished the match and even appeared on Raw the next night says so much about his toughness. Cesaro also spoke about working with Matt and Jeff Hardy, The Shield reuniting, working with Kurt Angle, and more.