WWE United States champion Antonio Cesaro was interviewed by the Phoenix New Times this week to promote Sunday's Royal Rumble pay-per-view. Here are some highlights of what Cesaro said about:
Working with CM Punk & Daniel Bryan in WWE after being on the indy scene with them just a few years ago:
"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."
Is it better to be a villain than a hero?
See, I think the lines are very, very blurred because I don't see myself as the villain. I think it's America that vilifies me because I say what I say and think and America doesn't like foreigners. When I go to Europe, or [when] I went to my home country of Switzerland, I was a big hero. And I'm still the same person. So I think its all in the view of the beholder...how do you say?