WWE: Antonio Cesaro Is About to Take SmackDown by Storm

Robert Aitken@@RobertAitkenBRAnalyst IMay 30, 2012

All aboard the Antonio Cesaro Express. Space is limited, so please find a seat if you can do so. Don't mind the people sitting in the front rows. The snickers on their faces are just from knowing about Cesaro before his debut. If they mention someone named Claudio Castagnoli, ignore it.

Metaphor aside, it is time to watch out for Cesaro becoming a big deal on SmackDown. Cesaro is already considered among the top five or six heels on the blue brand in just a few short weeks of him being on the main roster. There are many factors for that to end up being true, with one of them being his valet to the ring, Aksana.

Aksana is now a heel and in a good spot as a valet to a dominant Cesaro. No longer on the side of Teddy Long, Aksana can be a great vengeful heel on the side of Cesaro. It wouldn't be the first heel turn by Aksana, but will likely prove to be the best one yet in WWE.

Aksana has hardly gotten herself involved in any of Cesaro's matches to this point, but her influence will only improve as Cesaro's stock increases on the main roster.

Cesaro's offense is very cutthroat and ruthless. At 6'5" and 232 pounds, Cesaro isn't the biggest man around, but really shows viciousness that defies his size.

Cesaro strikes an opponent with such a force that it almost seems reckless, which makes it all the more realistic. The rugby player gimmick that he has is unique, but it helps to link with his look and makes his character seem fresh.

Cesaro isn't used every week and has even graced WWE Superstars on occasion. This isn't a demotion at all, but just another place for Cesaro to show his talent. He isn't shoved down anyone's throat, so he isn't getting stale at all.

It isn't a Ryback or a Brodus Clay situation for Cesaro, but more like a Damien Sandow situation, where he gets used when needed and doesn't always compete in a match.

Now that John Laurinaitis is securely in place as general manager of both RAW and SmackDown, Cesaro will hopefully be in the good graces of the company for a good amount of time. Following his destructive path through SmackDown, which will likely last for a good amount of the summer, Cesaro could be on a collision course with Intercontinental Champion Christian.

Once Christian is done with Cody Rhodes, there needs to be a new challenger to the title and Cesaro can be just that guy. After a few impressive wins, Laurinaitis can just grant him No. 1 contendership status. Since he is a friend of the GM, there doesn't need to be much more of a reason for it.

Cesaro can be a big part of the future in WWE, but his talent isn't being used too fast. It may be a while as the slow build of Cesaro into someone that is a regular part of the show is still commencing.

Call it a spoiler if you want, but Cesaro's name isn't anywhere on any spoilers from last night's tapings of SmackDown and some matches for Superstars. This shouldn't make anyone bothersome. All that this does is give people some more time to hop on his bandwagon. Seats are limited.

 

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