The Phoenix News Times has a new Q&A online with WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro. Below is an excerpt:
A few years back, you were on the independent circuit with Daniel Bryan and other current WWE Superstars. How does it feel now that y’all have taken over WWE?
I think it’s great and it just proves that if you work hard and if you get better and better and get the best at your craft as you can be [then] you will have success. You know, all those guys — Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, myself, and many others — have put a lot of hard work into what they do and made a lot of sacrifices. [They] still do. It does not come overnight.
Wrestling has always had evil foreigners as villains. Are you a modern-day version?
Uh, yes. I think I’m a modernized [version]. I’m very fond of tradition, very fond. I don’t like the term old school, but if I would use it then I would consider myself old school. I believe in old school values, for lack of a better term, because I think those are still very valid. Values that people just don’t have. You don’t see people holding open doors for elderly people for the ladies. That’s just stuff that got lost with time. And I don’t know why, because, I think, being a gentleman, like I am, that’s very important and that’s something that should be taught.
Click here to read the Q&A in its entirety.