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Antonio Cesaro

Real name: Claudio Castagnoli
Height: 6’5″
Weight: 232 lbs.
Date of birth: December 27, 1980
Hometown: Schauffhausen, Switzerland
Pro debut: December 24, 2000
Trained by: Chris Hero, Mike Quackenbush, Dave Taylor Skayde & SigMasta Rappo
Finishing move: Gotch Style Neutralizer

Biography

- On June 24, 2001, Castagnoli defeated Ares & Scorpion in a 3-Way Match to become the first SWF Powerhouse Champion
- On July 1, 2001, Swiss Money Holdings (Castagnoli & Ares) claim to have purchased new titles for wXw, proclaiming themselves the first wXw Tag Team Titles
- On February 3, 2002, Swiss Money Holdings defeated Long & Thick (Bas & Mot van Kunder) and Euro Threat (SigMasta Rappo & Thomas Blade) in a 3-Way Match to regain the wXw Tag Team Titles
- On April 13, 2002, Swiss Money Holdings defeated Bas Van Kunder & Louis Van Eden to retain the wXw Tag Team Titles
- On June 29, 2002, Swiss Money Holdings defeated Scorpion & Thomas Blade to win their 3rd and final wXw Tag Team Titles
- On August 17, 2002, Swiss Money Holdings defeated Aykut & Barish to retain the wXw Tag Team Titles
- On March 1, 2003, Swiss Money Holdings defeated Luchadore Sitoci & SigMasta Rappo to retain the wXw Tag Team Titles
- On March 29, 2003, Swiss Money Holdings won a Tag Team Turmoil Match to win the GSW Tag Team Titles
- On May 17, 2003, Castagnoli defeated SigMasta Rappo to regain the SWF Powerhouse Title
- On October 18, 2003, Swiss Money Holdings defeated The Beach Buddies (Matt Summers & Peter White) to retain the GSW Tag Team Titles
- On November 29, 2003, Swiss Money Holdings defeated Alex Pain & X-Dream to retain the GSW Tag Team Titles
- On December 27, 2003, Castagnoli defeated Jimmy Jacobs to win the wXw Heavyweight Title
- On February 28, 2004, Castagnoli defeated Ares to retain the wXw Heavyweight Title
- On March 5, 2004, Swiss Money Holdings (with G-Ses replacing Ares) defeated Alex Pain in a Handicap Match to retain the GSW Tag Team Titles
- On March 27, 2004, Castagnoli defeated Chris Hero to retain the wXw Heavyweight Title
- On May 22, 2004, Swiss Money Holdings defeated Chris Bernardi & DeClic in the final of a tournament to become the fist (and only) SWF Tag Team Champions
- On June 19, 2004, Castagnoli defeated Ian Rotten to regain the wXw Heavyweight Title
- On July 10, 2004, Castagnoli defeated Robbie Brookside by DQ to retain the wXw Heavyweight Title
- On July 25, 2004, Castagnoli defeated X-Dream to retain the wXw Heavyweight Title
- On August 21, 2004, Castagnoli defeated Johnny Kidd in a British Rules Match to retain the wXw Heavyweight Title
- On September 11, 2004, Swiss Money Holdings defeated Los Iramos Loucos (Chris & Victor Bernardi) to retain the SWF Tag Team Titles
- On February 20, 2005, AC/DC (Castagnoli & Arik Cannon) defeated The SuperFriends (Chris Hero & Mike Quackenbush) to win the 2005 Chikara Tag World Grand Prix
- On August 27, 2005, Castagnoli defeated Joe X-Legend in the final of a tournament to win the vacant IWA Switzerland Heavyweight Title
- On September 10, 2005, The Kings of Wrestling defeated The Tough Crazy Bastards (Necro Butcher & Toby Klein) to win the CZW Tag Team Titles
- On October 8, 2005, The Kings of Wrestling defeated Team Masturbation (Beef Wellington & Excalibur) to retain the CZW Tag Team Titles
- On December 10, 2005, The Kings of Wrestling defeated The BLKOUT (Eddie Kingston & Sabian) to retain the CZW Tag Team Titles
- On February 26, 2006, The Kings of Wrestling defeated Milano Collection AT & Skayde to win the Chikara Tag World Grand Prix and become the fist Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas
- On June 11, 2006, Castagnoli defeated Adam Cage to win the CAPW Unified Heavyweight Title
- On July 9, 2006, Castagnoli defeated American Dragon & Christopher Daniels in a 3-Way Iron Man Match to retain the CAPW Unified Heavyweight Title
- On August 6, 2006, Castagnoli defeated Chris Hamrick to retain the CAPW Unified Heavyweight Title
- On September 16, 2006, The Kings of Wrestling defeated Austin Aries & Roderick Strong to win the ROH Tag Team Titles
- On September 22, 2006, The Kings of Wrestling defeated The North Star Express (Darin Corbin & Ryan Cruz) to retain the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas
- On October 6, 2006, The Kings of Wrestling defeated Colt Cabana & Jimmy Jacobs to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
- Just two days later, Castagnoli defeated Conrad Kennedy III to retain the CAPW Unified Heavyweight Title
- On October 14, 2006, The Kings of Wrestling defeated Justice Pain & Human Tornado in the final of a tournament to win the vacant CZW Tag Team Titles
- The next day, The Kings of Wrestling defeated The Blackout (Onyx & Rainman) to retain the CZW Tag Team Titles
- On October 19, 2006, Castagnoli wrestled a tryout match for WWE, losing to Kofi Kingston in a DSW dark match
- On November 4, 2006, The Kings of Wrestling defeated Austin Aries & Roderick Strong by DQ to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
- On November 12, 2006, Castagnoli defeated Nigel McGuinness to retain the CAPW Unified Heavyeight Title
- On November 24, 2006, The Kings of Wrestling defeated Austin Aries & Roderick Strong in a No-DQ Match to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
- On December 10, 2006, Swiss Money Holdings defeated The Dragon Hearts (Spud & Dragon Phoenix) to win the IPW:UK Tag Team Titles
- On April 29, 2007, Swiss Money Holdings defeated The Dragon Hearts to retain the IPW:UK Tag Team Titles
- On July 28, 2007, Castagnoli defeated El Generico to win the ROH Race To The Top Tournament
- On September 22, 2007, Castagnoli won the Chikara Torneo Cibernético, last eliminating Mitch Ryder
- On March 20, 2010, Castagnoli & Ares defeated The Colony (Fire Ant & Soldier Ant) to win the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas
- On April 3, 2010, The Kings of Wrestling defeated The Briscoe Brothers (Mark & Jay) to win the ROH Tag Team Titles
- On April 11, 2010, The Kings of Wrestling defeated Doug Williams & Martin Stone to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
- On April 25, 2010, Bruderschaft des Kreuzes (Castagnoli, Tursas & Ares) defeated The Colony (Fire Ant, Green Ant & Soldier Ant) to win the 2010 Chikara King of Trios Tournament
- On May 8, 2010, The Kings of Wrestling defeated The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) by DQ to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
- On May 23, 2010, Die Bruderschaft der Kreuzes (Castagnoli & Ares) defeated Incoherence (Frightmare & Hallowicked) to retain the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas
- On June 19, 2010, The Kings of Wrestling defeated The Briscoes (Mark & Jay) in a No-DQ Match to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
- On June 27, 2010, Die Bruderschaft der Kreuzes defeated The Future Is Now (Equinox & Helios) to retain the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas
- On August 15, 2010, The Kings of Wrestling defeated The Thomaselli Brothers (Pauly & Vito), The Ring Rydas (Dave & Jake Crist) & The Briscoe Brothers (Mark & Jay) in a 4-Way Match to win the JCW Tag Team Titles
- On August 21, 2010, The Kings of Wrestling defeated The Briscoes (Mark & Jay) to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
- At Tag Wars 2010, The Kings of Wrestling defeated The All Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King), The Briscoes (Mark & Jay) & The Dark City Fight Club (Jon Davis & Kory Chavis) in an Ultimate Endurance Match to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
- On September 10, 2010, The Kings of Wrestling defeated Colt Cabana & El Generico to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
- On September 18, 2010, Die Brudeschaft der Kreuzes defeated 3.0 (Scott Parker & Shane Matthews) to retain the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas
- On September 24, 2010, The Kings of Wrestling defeated 2CW Tag Team Champions The Olsen Twins (Jimmy & Colin) by DQ
- On October 9, 2010, Castagnoli defeated Brandon Gatson, Chris Hero & Joey Ryan in a 4-Way Match to win the vacant PWG World Title
- On October 15, 2010, The Kings of Wrestling defeated Christopher Daniels & Davey Richards to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
- On October 24, 2010, Die Bruderschaft der Kreuzes defeated The Osirian Portal (Amasis & Ophidian) to retain the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas
- On November 13, 2010, The Kings of Wrestling defeated Kevin Steen & Steve Corino to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
- On December 17, 2010, The Kings of Wrestling defeated The American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
- On January 29, 2011, Castagnoli defeated El Generico to retain the PWG World Title
- At ROH’s 9th Anniversary Show, The Kings of Wrestling defeated The All Night Express to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
- On April 9, 2011, Castagnoli defeated Joey Ryan to retain the PWG World Title
- At PWG’s All-Star Weekend, Castagnoli defeated Low Ki & Chris Hero in separate singles matches to retain the PWG World Title
- On September 16, 2011, it was reported that Castagnoli had signed with the WWE and would be reporting to FCW
- The following day, Castagnoli made his FCW debut under the new ring name of ‘Antonio Cesaro’
- On April 20, 2012, Castagnoli debuted in a backstage segment on Smackdown, making his in-ring debut the next week
- At Summerslam ’12, Cesaro (with Aksana) defeated Santino Marella in Los Angeles, CA to win the United States title
- At Night of Champions ’12, Cesaro defeated Zack Ryder.
- At Hell In A Cell ’12, Cesaro defeated Justin Gabriel to retain the WWE United States Title.
- At Survivor Series ’12, Cesaro defeated R-Truth to retain the WWE United States Title.
- On December 3, 2012, Cesaro defeated Wade Barrett, Kofi Kingston & R-Truth in a 4-Way Match to retain the WWE United States Title.
- At TLC ’12, Cesaro again defeated R-Truth to retain the WWE United States Title.
- On December 29, 2012, Cesaro defeated Sgt Slaughter to retain the WWE United States Title.
- At Elimination Chamber ’13, Cesaro defeated The Miz by DQ to retain the WWE United States Title.
- On June 17, 2013, Cesaro joined Zeb Colter’s ‘Real Americans’ stable.
- At Battleground ’13, The Real Americans (Cesaro & Jack Swagger) defeated Santino Marella & The Great Khali.


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