Cesaro has opened up about the one disappointment from his feud with Roman Reigns.
Heading into and immediately after WrestleMania 37, Cesaro enjoyed one of the best runs of his career. After a strong showing against Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson) in February, the former United States Champion began a feud with Seth Rollins.
The Messiah later challenged Cesaro to a match at WrestleMania which the Swiss Superstar gladly accepted. Back in front of fans with the lights shining bright, Cesaro defeated Rollins to a huge ovation from those in attendance.
After the event, Cesaro then set his sights on Universal Champion Roman Reigns. After defeating Rollins one more time, the Swiss Superman finally got his shot at Reigns at WrestleMania Backlash. However, despite his best efforts, the former Tag Team Champion was ultimately seen off by Reigns.
Speaking to Ryan Satin on his Out of Character podcast, Cesaro reflected on this short run with Reigns. He said that while he felt they made the best of the situation, he was disappointed that the match couldn’t take place in front of a live crowd.
“Do you know what I was disappointed about? I wish it would have been in front of fans. That’s like the one thing was I was like, that match, the build-up, everything. I wish it would have been in front of fans.”
“I feel like that whole build-up from the first match with Bryan to essentially WrestleMania, it was like, I was able to somehow create that momentum. I did the Talking Smack promo and that carried the Roman match. I felt like that in front of a crowd. You know what it would have been great. But you know, things happen. Do you know what I mean? So we made the best of it. Hopefully, we can run it back one day.”
After the match against Reigns, Cesaro was attacked by Rollins, a theme which would continue all the way up until Hell In A Cell, where the two met inside the unforgiving cage.
Cesaro was last in action on the September 3rd edition of SmackDown where he was once again defeated by his old rival Seth Rollins.
Meanwhile, Roman Reigns has gone from strength to strength since defeating the Swiss star, remaining in possession of the Universal Championship.
Heading towards the end of the year, the Head of the Table has his plate full, with challengers seemingly appearing from all angles. Reigns already has a date with The Demon, Finn Balor at Extreme Rules, while he will also take on Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.
On the September 20th episode of RAW, Reigns emerged victorious in a huge Triple Threat match against WWE Champion Big E and former champion Bobby Lashley.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.