Was Cesaro’s Rant About Being Drafted To Raw Scripted Or Real?


After about being drafted to Raw, Cesaro vented about the brand’s management in a WWE Network interview with JoJo.

He first expressed frustration with not being drafted until the sixth round.

“First of all I’m not too happy to be drafted 17th in the 6th round,” Cesaro said. “I had a feeling I should be drafted a little bit higher, I was hoping to be at least top ten. Just looking at the rosters and what the GMs talked about yesterday how SmackDown is going to be the wrestling show and all about in-ring product and all about the Superstars and not necessarily about the GMs and that whole drama, I feel like I probably would have been a better fit for SmackDown,” he said.

“But just like in my career so far here, there’s always a little stumble block or whatever that I have to overcome, so, um… I’m looking forward to being on the flagship product… trying to see the positive, being on the flagship product, WWE Raw, that’s where Cesaro belongs.”

When asked about Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley running Raw, Cesaro said “that’s part of the problem.”

“Honestly, that’s part of the problem, that you just asked me that question because I don’t really care,” Cesaro said. “I think Raw going forward needs to be about the Superstars, it needs to be about the performers in the ring and not about how Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley co-exist. They need to be there to mediate and make the best show, but that does not need to be the focus. So, the focus should be on the Superstar who got drafted. We have Seth Rollins, we have New Day, we have Finn Bálor coming up from NXT — those are the people we should be here talking about. But we’re talking about Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley which is annoying to me.

“A lot of people talk, it’s always a lot of talking and you haven’t heard me talk that much. This is actually great. I can be even able to talk and people can see I can actually speak, you know? My brain can form thoughts that come out through my mouth. The problem is sometimes I stumble the words because I speak five different languages, we know all that, so the thing is I like to speak the language that everybody speaks all around the world, that the WWE Universe loves… that’s the language of wrestling that I do in the ring. That’s what I do best. That’s why I always deliver. Cesaro on Raw.”

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Cesaro’s complaints were legitimate. When asked on Twitter whether Cesaro’s interview was scripted or a shoot, Meltzer replied, “Shoot.”

WWE posted video of his interview on YouTube.