After months of being in the fold with the Real Americans with Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter being his manager, Antonio Cesaro has been thrown into a main event on a major pay-per-view match. As seen on Raw, he was added to the Elimination Chamber for the world heavyweight title. He will have to face Randy Orton, Sheamus, Daniel Bryan, John Cena and Christian in the main event.
For someone who has only held one major title in his WWE career, which was the U.S. title back in 2012 ( held it for 255 days total), Antonio Cesaro has proven that he can be a top superstar and is able to hold his own with the top superstars. He can get it done in the ring and the fans react well when he does the giant swing on his opponents. Even with all of that in mind, he is still put in the mid to lower level of the card with his fellow tag team partner Jack Swagger.
Now, I think most people will agree with me when I say I do not expect Cesaro to make a huge impact on the match and in no way do I see him having even a chance at winning the title. I do however feel that this is a test to see how he can handle being in the spotlight. Some will argue that the only reason he is in this match is to fill a spot, I disagree. There are other superstars with bigger names than him. Despite that, he is still being put into the match.
This is just another step in the youth movement.