Possibly Switzerland’s greatest wrestling prospect ever, Claudio is truly very European. Being Swedish makes Castagnoli a good fit in today’s WWE. He would fit right in with other young foreign born Superstars like Sheamus, Drew McIntyre, Alberto Del Rio, Vladamir Koslov, Justin Gabriel, Ezekiel Jackson, Yoshi Tatsu and Wade Barrett.
Claudio’s size also fits in well with other guys in WWE. Standing 6'5" and weighing over 220 pounds,Castanogli is one of the biggest men in the Indies.
He also may be in the best shape of any man on the Indy circuit. Claudio is a tremendous physical specimen.
Castanogli signed a developmental deal with the WWE back in 2006, but was released before ever working for the company. Since then he has worked for Indy promotions such as Ring of Honor, where he is half of the tag team champions along with his partner in the Kings of Wrestling, Chris Hero.
He has also worked for other US based promotions like Chikara and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, where he is the current world champion.
Castanogli has also worked in Japan for Pro Wrestling Noah.
Claudio has really good technical wrestling skills to go along with his natural size. To me, it would be a no brainer for him to sign with either of the bigger promotions.
It’s always said that Vince McMahon likes big guys, so why not sign one that can actually perform without needing to start from scratch?