Antonio Cesaro is a wrestler on an elite level. His pure wrestling skills are match only by a few of today's Superstars and his intensity, most observed in a NXT match against Leo Kruger, has gone largely untapped on WWE television.
His most glaring weakness has been his lack of ability to verbally connect with the audience. In the past, he has shown that he can get the audience to invest themselves in a match. His inability to sell the match to the audience during its build, however, would limit how far up the proverbial ladder he would go.
Now, as a member of the Real American tag team, Cesaro has been able to thrive as a worker while manager Zeb Colter has handled the promo work.
As fans and critics are bearing witness to on today's WWE programming, the extent to which Cesaro succeeds at any level in WWE is directly linked to whether or not he has a manager to help garner heat.
If he splits from Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter, which is highly likely considering the company's inconsistent booking of tag teams, he will fall back into the same spot he was left in around WrestleMania of this year, when he was aimlessly wondering around Raw and SmackDown, delivering outstanding performances but losing to nearly everyone he faced.
He needs that added element of a manager, of someone that will put over how special a talent Cesaro is before he gets in the ring and backs those words up.
There are very few performers that come along that have the technical wrestling ability that Cesaro does. It would be a shame for management to maximize his potential by helping to recognize his one weakness and go about masking it.
Cesaro is a main event talent with a jobber's promo skills. Help him and the company could have on their hands a Superstar that is one day mentioned in the same breath as legendary wrestlers like Bret Hart, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Kurt Angle and Eddie Guerrero.