Claudio CastagnoliD.O.B: 27 December, 1980
Birthplace: Lucerene, Switzerland
Trained By: SigMasta Rappo, Dave Taylor, Chris Hero, Mike Quackenbush, Skayde
Claudio Castagnoli was born on December 27, 1980 in Lucerne, Switzerland. Growing up, he was a keen and capable sportsman with a keen interest in tennis, soccer and basketball.
He is fluent in five languages: English, German, French, Italian and Swiss German.
In 2004, he won the Green Card Lottery at his forst attempt and moved to the United States to pursue his wrestling career.