ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli has opened up on comparisons that have been drawn between him and the iconic Jason Statham.
‘The Swiss Superman’ is currently on a career-high run, having captured the ROH World Championship at the company’s Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view. However, it seems that some fans believe he may have a doppelganger in the form of one Jason Statham.
Claudio Castagnoli discussed the resemblance he has to the Fast & Furious actor on Chris Van Vliet’s Insight podcast during Starrcast V, noting how it’s typically during interviews that the correlations are made:”
Not as often as you would think, it’s usually when I do interviews and stuff. ‘Has anybody told you that you look like Jason Statham?’ I would say, ‘No, it’s the first time.’ And they are like, ‘Really?’”
Claudio Castagnoli has previously addressed the comparisons to Jason Statham during an appearance on Chasing Glory, Lilian Garcia’s podcast. Claudio stated that due to the way he shaves his head, the comparisons quickly rolled in.
Castagnoli debuted in All Elite Wrestling as a replacement for Bryan Danielson against Zack Sabre Jr. during the Forbidden Door pay-per-view. He’s remained undefeated since, including winning the second Blood & Guts match for The Blackpool Combat Club.
‘Double C’ will next face Konosuke Takeshita at the third Battle of the Belts special on Saturday evening, with Castagnoli’s ROH World Championship also on the line.