As you can see above, WWE has released an official version of the post-draft interview Cesaro gave about not being excited about being selected to work Raw.
There are some interesting rumors flying around about what lead up to that segment. Last week, several sites (such as Wrestling Inc) were using house show advertisements to predict which talent would end up on which show after the brand split. For the most part, those ads correctly predicted where wrestlers would land, with a couple of exceptions - Enzo Amore & Big Cass, and Cesaro.
What prompted the change, at least for the Swiss Superman?
The theory goes it was his pre-draft interview where he stated his desire to go to the Daniel Bryan-led show and referred to Raw as the "bad guy show". After that was released, Cesaro was booked to lose cleanly to Chris Jericho and had to wait until near the end of the draft broadcast on USA Network before he was selected to the "bad guy show".
Whether or not there's any truth to that, we'll likely never know. The interview from WWE Network after being taken by Raw is being discussed inside the business as well as by fans.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Tweeted that the interview with JoJo was unscripted. And Sasha Banks, who'd also gone on record as wanting to be on SmackDown - and for similar reasons, although The Boss stated a historic precedent for the blue brand being the "wrestling show" when she referenced Eddie Guerrero and the "SmackDown Six" era, chimed in to support the King of Swing's message:
You're speaking my language https://t.co/0cpHvzXiUm— $asha Bank$ (@SashaBanksWWE) July 20, 2016
We'll likely never know the truth, but we'll also be watching how Cesaro is booked on Raw over the next several weeks. It's not the first time he's been rumored to be in Vince McMahon's dog house, and if he's truly as dissatisfied as this makes him seem, it might not be the last, either.