Since he is viewed as a performer that is loved by this particular fan base, WWE opted to send Antonio Cesaro along with the NXT crew as they did their first series of live events in Ohio. This is the first time that the brand has ever done shows outside of Florida. The events drew a pretty good audience, as tickets were said to have sold out almost immediately. Cesaro received a very nice ovation from the audiences, so it was a wise move.
March 8, 2015