Cesaro Responds To Vince's Challenge, Talks Owens' Post-Draft Success, More

Ahead of his final match against Sheamus in their “Best of 7 Series” at the WWE Clash Of Champions PPV on Sunday night, Cesaro spoke with The U.K. Mirror for an interview. Below are some of the highlights.

On if he’s achieved the progress he has been looking for since returning from injury:

“Not really, I wanted to be [world] champion by now, and I haven’t achieved that! The journey ahead seems still so long, but I’m happy I came back 100%, I didn’t come back 70% or something. I’m getting better every day. I’m just enjoying myself. Trying to approach it a little bit different. Just having more fun, especially in the ring, and letting the fans have fun with me together, from my new entrance to the whole thing I do.”

On Kevin Owens’ success following the WWE Draft:

“Kevin was drafted higher than me, and he was frustrated, so I’m even more frustrated than him. He’s had quite the run. If you look at it, he’s been in WWE for a little over two years. The things he achieved in a very short period of time – it might be unprecedented. As a fellow colleague of his, who’s been on the independents with him – I’ve known him for over 10 years – I’m very happy with his success. He definitely deserves it. For me it’s a little bit of a different road, but if there are mountains to climb, I think as a Swiss man you’re the proper mountaineer to do it. So that’s something I’m looking forward to.”

On Vince McMahon stating that Cesaro needs to do more to connect with the fans during his Stone Cold Podcast appearance in 2014:

“Well right now I feel like I’m connecting pretty good. If you see the ‘Cesaro section’, when I go out there, it is definitely not silent, and I have a huge fan base all over the world. I think it’s if if people are willing to see that or they just prefer somebody else. It’s the same with that promo, it was on the Network, but that’s when I got the chance to talk. If you watch Raw and SmackDown, the guys who talk are a select few, and I’m working my way to get there. Of course, there’s always room for improvement. I’m the first one to always criticise myself and I’m trying to find ways to get better. If people say stuff like that, that I maybe not agree with, I’m doing my best and working my hardest to prove them wrong. I got hurt when I was starting to really take off. Now I feel like I have to start from scratch again, which I have to do so often. But it definitely felt like I was on a roll. And I’m still on a roll. It’s just definitely being in the right place at the right time or being the right person. It’s kind of hard sometimes, but I feel like if I’m consistently delivering, which is what I do, sooner or later it can’t be denied.”