It is being reported by Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com that Cesaro has quietly left WWE following the expiration of his contract. Johnson noted the “the two sides had been in negotiations but had not come to terms on a new agreement.”
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com confirmed Johnson’s report and wrote that Cesaro rejected an offer WWE made him. According to Sapp, Cesaro had signed a one-year extension in 2021. Because of his deal expiring, there is no 90-day non compete and Cesaro is free to working for any wrestling promotion. Cesaro had been with WWE since 2011 and people within the company were said to have reacted to his departure with “disappointment and dismay.”
Cesaro’s last television match was in a losing effort to Happy Corbin on the February 11th 2022 edition of Smackdown.