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Cesaro ‘shoots’ on the draft, McMahon-centric stories in his post-show promo

On WWE Network’s post-SmackDown WWE Draft Center Live, several of the Superstars drafted earlier in the evening were given a chance to speak on their new homes and futures there.

JoJo caught up with Raw’s Cesaro, and it’s an interview that likely won’t get released on YouTube or any of the company’s other online outlets. That’s because it may not win him much support from the powers-that-be (unless the whole thing is a work, which can’t 100% be ruled out, because wrestling). But the same thing Vince McMahon may hate... the way he laments not being able to speak his mind more often, how he’s upset about being placed on a brand which might not focus on wrestling and frustrated with the authority figures and their drama being the center of attention... will only make you love the Swiss Superman more.

Here’s a transcript:

JoJo: Cesaro, you were drafted in the 6th round to Raw. How are you feeling about all of this?

Cesaro: First of all I’m not too happy to be drafted 17th in the 6th round. I had a feeling I should be drafted a little bit higher, I was hoping to be at least top ten. Just looking at the rosters and what the GMs talked about yesterday how SmackDown is going to be the wrestling show and all about in-ring product and all about the Superstars and not necessarily about the GMs and that whole drama, I feel like I probably would have been a better fit for SmackDown. But just like in my career so far here, there’s always a little stumble block or whatever that I have to overcome, so, um... I’m looking forward to being on the flagship product... trying to see the positive, being on the flagship product, WWE Raw, that’s where Cesaro belongs.

JoJo: Speaking of GMs, how do you think that Mick Foley being the General Manager and Stephanie McMahon being the Commissioner - how do you think they’ll co-exist?

Cesaro: Honestly, that’s part of the problem, that you just asked me that question because I don’t really care. I think Raw going forward needs to be about the Superstars, it needs to be about the performers in the ring and not about how Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley co-exist. They need to be there to mediate and make the best show, but that does not need to be the focus. So, the focus should be on the Superstar who got drafted. We have Seth Rollins, we have New Day, we have Finn Bálor coming up from NXT - those are the people we should be here talking about. But we’re talking about Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley which is annoying to me. A lot of people talk, it’s always a lot of talking and you haven’t heard me talk that much. This is actually great. I can be even able to talk and people can see I can actually speak, you know? My brain can form thoughts that come out through my mouth. The problem is sometimes I stumble the words because I speak five different languages, we know all that, so the thing is I like to speak the language that everybody speaks all around the world, that the WWE Universe loves... that’s the language of wrestling that I do in the ring. That’s what I do best. That’s why I always deliver. Cesaro on Raw.

Had he been the one holding the microphone, he would have dropped it there at the end.

I hypothesize this speech might get him in hot water, but it probably won’t. If it does, it might be a step in the right direction. Because right now, it’s unclear the production team knows much about Cesaro - at least if the graphic they ran during this segment is any indication...

What do you think of the Swiss Superman’s speech, Cagesiders? Will this, or the brand split, have any effect on his WWE future?

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