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Cesaro Recalls Vince McMahon Saying He Wasn’t A Draw, Discusses Feeling Pressure For WrestleMania 37 Match

April 10, 2021 | Posted by Blake Lovell
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In a recent interview on Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette, Cesaro discussed Vince McMahon saying he wasn’t a draw, his WrestleMania 37 match against Seth Rollins, and much more. You can read Cesaro’s comments below.

Cesaro on feeling pressure for his WrestleMania 37 match against Seth Rollins: “I feel like I have that pressure every single day. They’re so many people that I feel support me and want me to do well that I represent, in my mind, from all over the world. This is my first WrestleMania singles match, so of course, it’s like the pressure is on because I want to make everybody proud. I want to show everybody that I deserve this, and I want to show everybody that what they believe in can happen and I am worth their support and I can actually do this. So, there’s a lot of pressure. I always build it up even more because I’m like ‘OK, I need to do this.’

“I’m always under the impression of what can I do to get better? I’m never like, ‘I’m freaking awesome.’ I’m always like, ‘Oh no. I’m not that good. I need to do this to get better.’ So, there’s a lot of pressure. Also, with the whole thing with Rollins with the promos and stuff, it’s like, ‘Oh, your potential…’ I’m not the one that’s telling everyone I deserve it or this is my potential, I just want to earn it. I want to be there and prove everybody. So, the pressure is on immensely but the trick with anything is, do it with grace. You go out there and do it, and hope for the best, and just be true to yourself and make it the best you can.”

Cesaro on Vince McMahon saying he wasn’t a draw during a podcast with Steve Austin in 2014: “Well, that’s the thing. People are like, ‘Oh, you had momentum before, and then it flounders.’ It gets harder and harder to build momentum. But I also think I’ve been good at building momentum out of nowhere, like on Talking Smack. I always have to prove to somebody, even if it’s me, that I can do it. The thing with Vince on the podcast, it’s like, yeah, of course, I’m still here. It’s almost seven years later, and I’m still here and I’m doing really well. That just speaks for itself. Again, that’s one of those where I feel like actions speak louder than words because there are a lot of people that come out the next day and go public or on Twitter and be like, ‘Well, I am this. I am that.’ 

“That Talking Smack promo that I did would not have worked five years ago. It worked now because people are seeing my body of work. And they know what I say is not just what I believe in but also what I live by and what I do every day. I’m not the one that says, ‘I work really hard. I train every day. I do this.’ No, they’ve seen me on TV and off TV for the last eight or nine years doing it all of the time, every time. I feel like actions do speak louder than words. And if you actually say something, it just backs it up. I was always under the impression that I don’t want to be the one that’s cheerleading for myself. That’s just lame. I have a lot of people watching who have followed my career and believe, and I need to be there for them.”

If using any of the above quotes, please credit Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette with an h/t to 411mania.com for the transcription.

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