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August 03, 2012

Antonio Cesaro def. United States Champion Santino Marella in a Non-Title Match

Saying hello to the WWE Universe in five different languages — proof of yet another unique talent of the up-and-coming Antonio Cesaro — the dangerous Superstar battled United States Champion Santino Marella for the second week in a row.

Despite the fact that The Italian Stallion requested the rematch — looking to prove that the upset victory by the Swiss Superstar one week ago was nothing more than a fluke — the champion would come up short yet again.

Though Santino was able to hit the Cobra, the referee stopped his three-count attempt when he noticed Cesaro’s leg was under the ropes. Quickly turning the tables, the recovering Superstar from Switzerland hurled the titleholder into the unforgiving barrier outside the ring. This took enough out of Santino for Cesaro to send him crashing to the canvas with The Neutralizer, en route to his second non-title victory in two weeks!

His triumph raises strong questions as to whether Cesaro will find himself in contention for the U.S. Title in the very near future.

Daniel Bryan says “No!” to the WWE Universe
After enduring a very turbulent Raw four days earlier — thanks to the actions of the show’s off-the-wall new General Manager AJ — the submission specialist Daniel Bryan got a bit negative in his address to the fans.