Sound the sirens: Cesaro is The Miz’s No. 1 contender, and The Awesome One’s holiday in the sun may well be coming to a painful, painful end. The Swiss Superman took full advantage of the opportunity given to him by Shane McMahon, beating back a fighting-mad Kevin Owens to become No. 1 contender and notching an elusive victory over The Prizefighter in the process.
He had to overcome a substantial disadvantage to do so, as Owens wisely zeroed in on Cesaro’s taped-up shoulder to leave The King of Swing doubled over in pain. Count ambidexterity as one of The Swiss Superman’s powers, then, as he simply switched arms, railroaded KO with the Uppercut Express and reversed the Pop-up Powerbomb into the Neutralizer. If that wasn’t bad enough for Owens, his continued threats to Sami Zayn after the bell got him ejected from the building by Shane-O-Mac.