As I sat down to write this, CSRO was still trending over on Twitter. For those that may have missed it, the former Antonio Cesaro from WWE is now going by the CSRO handle after his choice to leave WWE where he had worked for quite some time.
Of course CSRO, also known by his real name, Claudio Castagnoli, wrestled extensively in ROH and on the indie circuit for years. Back then, he also had a full head of long hair. (Didn’t we all, dear readers?)
But this isn’t about his hair, or lack thereof or at least I don’t think. This is about Forbidden Door.
Is it a guarantee that he will be at AEW and NJPW’s joint PPV event? Of course not, but the talented wrestler is trending merely because of joint speculation shared by many fans online says that he will be; this specifically after Bryan Danielson stated in his promo on Dynamite last night, that his replacement was an exceptional technical wrestler.
Bryan Danielson is injured and he cannot face Zack Sabre Jr. in the previously announced match, and it looks like CSRO just might be the fill-in, folks.
If you may remember an angle, one of Bryan’s last storylines in WWE, he was shown to be very supportive of Cesaro in Cesaro’s feud with Roman Reigns. Perhaps this will be a great opportunity to pick that up right where they left off and as many have already stated online, he would be the absolute next best addition to the Blackpool Combat Club—a faction in which Danielson is a part of.
Heck, CSRO’s even got ‘heat’ with Eddie Kingston, so it would work out perfectly all around…tons of places to go with that.
Although there is speculation as to who else the replacement could be…specifically Johnny Gargano, who teased a possible AEW debut a little while back while speaking Your Story With Mike Wexler. Here’s some of what he said:
“I mean all my options are open right now, I am very open about that…I don’t know what I want to do yet. It’s one of those things where I am kind of in a time period of my life where I am figuring that out. I am figuring out what my goal is, and what lasting legacy I want to leave. I do have a lot of unfulfilled things in WWE that I still want to accomplish…
So, there is WWE, there’s AEW, there’s New Japan, there’s doing a run on the indie scene. There are a lot of things that I am kind of debating and working on right now. I don’t know when, and I don’t where I am going to return. But, I promise you when I do you all will know.”via Gargano speaking w/ Your Story With Mike Wexler (Wrestling Inc. (Transcription)
But in the end, I ask simply: Why can’t both of them premiere at the event? And who knows who else might be there as well? The event should be full of debuts and visits from AEW, NJPW and perhaps even ex-WWE alumni. So stay tuned, dear readers, stay tuned.