LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Cesaro is convinced he will become the next WWE World Heavyweight Champion Sunday night at the Money In The Bank pay-per-view.
The Swiss-born wrestler is one of seven men competing in the main event ladder match for the titles left vacant by Daniel Bryan, who was stripped of the belts while recovering from a serious neck injury.
He and Bryan climbed the pro wrestling ladder in much the same way by carving a name out for themselves on the independent ranks before earning a spot in the elite sports-entertainment company. While he respects Bryan’s accomplishments, he’s also ready to take his place as the next man up.
“One person’s bad luck is another person’s opportunity. And I have that opportunity at Money in the Bank when I’m going to go for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship,” Cesaro said.
But doesn’t he feel the least bit sorry for the guy who battled and clawed his way through years of mediocrity and being “worked over” by WWE leaders before finally capturing the titles at WrestleMania this year?
“No,” he said bluntly. “I work hard as well and nobody feels sorry for me and I don’t want anybody to feel sorry for me. Bad things happen. Did it happen at a bad time? Yes, it did. But if you look back at other people, they have bad injuries. I know that Daniel Bryan will recover from it and I more than gladly will give him a shot at my title.”
Perhaps we’ll see that at SummerSlam.
On Monday, Cesaro will have his final tune-up for the Money In The Bank ladder match during a live broadcast of Raw at the Verizon Center.