Cesaro is currently part of a faction on Smackdown, but that was not the initial plans for him. Apparently, WWE did not have plans for him when he was moved to Smackdown.
Cesaro spoke to TalkSport, where he revealed how he joined Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn. WWE had no plans for him and when Sami Zayn wanted Cesaro to join, it worked out well for Cesaro.
“Sami and Shin were doing a thing together. A thing where Sami was just going crazy during Shin’s entrances [laughs] everyone’s favorite GIF every week. And then Sami was like ‘Yeah, I’m trying to get you into the group’ and I’m like ‘Yeah, OK!’ I’ve moved to SmackDown again and there was no plan so I was like ‘Yeah, I’d love to, let’s do something!’”
Shinsuke Nakamura was fine with adding him to the stable. Now they are a trio, with Sami Zayn acting as their mouthpiece.
Zayn wrestles during live events, but he is strictly working in a managerial role on WWE television.