Claudio Castagnoli, fka Cesaro, Makes AEW Debut

Former WWE star Cesaro (now going by his real name Claudio 

Castagnoli) made his surprise AEW debut Sunday night.

 making his surprise debut at Forbidden Door on Sunday night.

The 41-year-old debuted for AEW by defeating NJPW’s Zack Sabre Jr. 

at the Forbidden Door pay-per-view. Castagnoli Bryan Danielson’s “hand-

picked” replacement for the match after Danielson had pull 

out of Forbidden Door due to an undisclosed injury.

Danielson announced last week that he Forbidden Door

but he promised that he had found the one person

he trusted to take his place against Sabre.

Castagnoli is the newest member of AEW’s Blackpool Combat faction,

joining Danielson, Jon Moxley Wheeler Yuta, and manager William Regal.

Castagnoli Moxley, and Yuta will team  with Eddie Kingston,

Santana, and Ortiz to face the Society in a Blood & Guts steel cage match