Source: All Things Wrestling Radio
At SummerSlam in August, Cesaro famously ran into the crowd at the Barclays Center to intercept a beach ball and completely destroy it. He recently spoke to All Things Wrestling Radio about the incident and expressed no regrets.
During the Cesaro and Sheamus' match against Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins RAW Tag Team Championship, a beach ball began bouncing around in the crowd before Cesaro's frustration boiled over. And rightfully so, because he was part of one of the better matches on the SummerSlam card. Cesaro said he stands by what he did because he believes his performance in the ring is what should capture the audience's attention.
"It's Summerslam…arguably the second biggest pay-per-view of the year," he said. "Myself and Sheamus are out there against Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins for the WWE Tag Team Championships. We poured our hearts into this match and I look out and see some schmucks playing with a beach ball. So I decided to put an end to that because if I'm in the ring, that's the most exciting thing to watch."
Fans have clamored for Cesaro to get a solid push in the WWE. He is one of the most talented in-ring performers on the entire roster and has shown the ability to put on incredible performances if he's given the chance. He felt disrespected when he saw the beach ball in the crowd.
"The fans say 'Cesaro is underappreciated'…and you have a hell of a match and they do something like that," Cesaro said. "So that's just disrespectful and I put a stop to that. Not on my watch."
Cesaro also commented on Vince McMahon's famous "brass ring" comments from 2014 in which he claimed Cesaro wasn't connecting with audiences. Cesaro said he used those comments as motivation to be better. Since then, he's been regularly involved in high-profile programs and has won the RAW tag titles multiple times.
"I was actually listening to it on the drive to the next city…I was not very happy about it to say the least because I couldn't disagree more," Cesaro said. "The next day I walked into his office and said 'challenge accepted.' That's how I deal with things – head on…I'd like to say I've been doing pretty good so far."