Claudio Castagnoli

Claudio Castagnoli (born December 27, 1980), also known by the ring name Antonio Cesaro, is a Swiss professional wrestler, signed with WWE, where he is the reigning United States Champion. He was previously known for his work (under his real name) in Ring of Honor (ROH), various independent promotions (most notably Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG)), and the Japan-based Pro Wrestling NOAH.

Castagnoli is an accomplished tag team wrestler, being a two-time ROH World Tag Team Champion with his partner Chris Hero as the Kings of Wrestling (where their 364 day reign as champions was the longest in company history), as well various independent tag team titles both with Hero and with Ares as Swiss Money Holding. Castagnoli and Hero were voted as the 2010 Tag Team of the Year by Wrestling Observer Newsletter readers.

He has also had success as a singles wrestler, having won the WWE United States Championship along with numerous independent singles titles (most notably the PWG World Championship).

Particularly in America, Castagnoli emphasizes his European origin as part of his wrestling gimmick to proclaim a superior intellect and fashion sensibility, not only by speaking 4 languages (English, German, Italian, French), but also by his wrestling moves with European origins (eg. German Suplex, European uppercut, etc.)

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... Subject to Change 2, Hero teamed up with Claudio Castagnoli to challenge Super Dragon and Davey Richards for the tag team championship, but failed to win in a 50 minute match ... Hero appeared with regular tag team partner Claudio Castagnoli in PWG's DDT 4 Tag Team Title Tournament, but lost in the first round to the Briscoes ... Los Angeles semifinalists, Brandon Gatson, Claudio Castagnoli and Joey Ryan, were placed in a four–way match to determine a new champion, after Davey Richards had been stripped ...
Battle Of Los Angeles (professional Wrestling) - Results - 2010 Battle of Los Angeles
... up from previous two years First round Second round Semifinals Finals Claudio Castagnoli Sub Ricochet Claudio Castagnoli Pin Roderick Strong Paul London Pin Roderick Strong Claudio Castagnoli Pin Joey Ryan ...
Results - 2007 Ted Petty Invitational
... Nate Webb Drake Younger Nate Webb 1st Round TPI Quarterfinals TPI Semifinals TPI Claudio Castagnoli Nigel McGuiness Claudio Castagnoli Davey Richards Davey ... Whitmer Claudio Castagnoli Brent Albright Brent Albright Tank Brent Albright Joker C.J ... Devon Moore Devon Moore Dysfunction Finals Mike Quackenbush defeated Claudio Castagnoli and Chuck Taylor to win the 2007 TPI, retain the IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight ...
Sara Del Rey - Professional Wrestling Career - Chikara (2006–2012)
... in the company, when she turned heel and aligned herself with Claudio Castagnoli, Ares, Daizee Haze, Pinkie Sanchez, Tim Donst and Tursas to form the stable Bruderschaft des Kreuzes (BDK) ... Manami Toyota in only her second match on American soil, when she and Claudio Castagnoli were defeated in a tag team match by Toyota and Mike Quackenbush ... Campeonatos de Parejas (tag team championship), at the time held by their stablemates Ares and Claudio Castagnoli ...
Chris Hero - Championships and Accomplishments
... Championship (1 time) Chikara Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas (1 time) – with Claudio Castagnoli Tag World Grand Prix (2006) – with Claudio Castagnoli ...