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Re: Who should face Cesaro for the US championship next?
I think he has 3/4 possibilities right now which would be great feuds to really cement the angry foreign anti-american gimmick Cesaro has and get the crowd on his back because so far IMO they haven't cared too much about him.
1: Christian - The one guy Cesaro could fued with for the US title and could make the crowd care about the feud. It's already been set up with Cesaro taking Christian out in Christian's last TV match. Just a matter of time before Christian gets the go ahead to return to TV after he's finished with his commitment to TNA.
2: Jack Swagger - The new proud face All American American...Some more of Cesaro ranting about America and it sets Swagger up for a return and to cement his face turn by standing up for America. Behind Christian, the next best guy to feud with Cesaro and have people care about it.
3: The USA Guy - Derrick Bateman. Get the character on TV now...Start building him up and whilst they try and get the crowd into his gimmick, feud the above two guys with Cesaro in the mean time. This feud would be slightly different in the sense that whilst Swagger is standing up for america in a more traditional sense, Bateman would do it through humour perhaps taking swipes at Cesaro's native Switzerland. Cesaro would then proclaim that Bateman is the epitomy of whats wrong with America as he is joke act like Brodus Clay who he has previously feuded with.
4: (A serious face) Johnny Curtis. Potentially the guy that i would have take the title off of Cesaro once he's elevated enough to perhaps move onto the IC title. Forget the ripped off comedy stick Bateman does, I see Curtis as the face that would appeal to the female fans much like Orton does, and if built correctly, could allow Orton to turn heel.
Remembering back to NXT - Johnny Curtis cut a promo about the dog tags on his trunks and the story of his friend who was a soldier killed in action and that the dog tags are his tribute to his fallen friend. We all know how WWE loves playing up it's affiliations with its troops so use it with Curtis to get the crowd behind him. Cena's currently using the Komen organisation to get over, so give the tribute to the troops stuff to someone else who could benefit from it and really get over with it. Curtis has mic skills and charisma...Even more so than Orton and it hasnt held Orton back so Curtis could potentially become a huge star IMO.