There have been countless times Cesaro has had momentum and they haven't gone far with it. !st time he had momentum was as US Champ and having great matches with Sheamus and still being protected but then they had him yodeling for some reason. And last was him beating then champ Orton and looking great. He then tapped to Cena at EC and went back to being midcard with Swagger as the Real Americans.
He has the talent to reach upper midcarder and hopefully main eventer. Would love for this win to propel him but they could have a few times before and haven't.
Honestly, WWE did a GREAT job of putting Cesaro over last night. Lots of people have been calling for him to receive that extra nudge for ages, but by letting the fans stew and desire a breakout for so long they built up enough emotion so that when they finally pulled the trigger it caused a tidal wave reaction amongst fans at Mania, TWICE no less. Having him go over in a match where they played up the call back to Hogan slamming Andre was neat, as was the highlighting of his strength which has no doubt been a part of him getting so over.
He has that charming charisma that can take him to at least the upper midcard as a permanent fixture, while his move set and general ability to structure great matches will always keep him over. Obviously he also looks like a main eventer. If he's allowed more mic time to become comfortable with WWE's overly scripted nature of promos then he will have the final piece of the puzzle.
Obviously this could all be futile with WWE's track record of horrendous stop/start booking (Cesaro has already experienced it in the past), but if WWE stick by him he could be a hell of a player.