Wrestling legend Arn Anderson discussed WWE star Cesaro on the latest edition of his ARN podcast where the Enforcer praised the work of the Swiss-Superman, but explains why he believes he hasn't reached his full potential. Anderson begins by claiming that Cesaro standing up for himself may have hurt his push at times.
He was probably outspoken, probably stood up for himself, which is not taken lightly, or very well. This is a guy who did a giant swing on [The Great] Khali for God's sake. Had it not been for Big Show having a bad knee, or a bad hip, I can't remember which, he had the wherewithal to giant swing Big Show. His hip being bad being the only thing that prevented it.
Anderson goes on to talk about Cesaro's incredible feats of strength, and how he had to pull back on those crowd pleasing spots because he's been working as a heel.
The guy is superhuman strong. When he was with Sheamus, all the things he had done to get himself over as a single when he became partners with Sheamus—these guys were heels—you didn't want to do all the pretty stuff. You didn't want to suplex a guy who was all the way on the outside on the floor, you reach across, your foot on the bottom rope and stand him straight up and suplex him into the ring.
All of those things that he did that were so incredible, they didn't do because they were a heel team because they were trying to get the babyfaces over. He sacrificed—like a lot of heels do—when they're cast into that tag spot. They end up losing their individuality. Their selfishness has to go away. They can't just worry about themselves, they got three other guys in the ring to worry about. I think he still has the tools that he's always had.
Listen to the full episode below.
(H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)