WWE News: Sheamus speaks on Roman Reigns, working with Vince McMahon and more
The former World Champion discusses his recent in-ring experiences
In a recent interview with UK Mirror, Sheamus discussed his career highlights.
Since the WWE Draft, the former World Champion has been working with the Swiss Superman Cesaro. They battled in a grueling Best of Seven series after which they are forced to wrestle as a team per orders of RAW General Manager Mick Foley. When asked about his experience in the ring with Cesaro, the Celtic Warrior commented :
“Oh I love it man. I have to say the only other person who was as physical as him or who I’ve enjoyed wrestling as much as him was Daniel Bryan, and we wrestled a ton of times, on TV and off TV. I love wrestling him.”
During this interview, Sheamus revealed that he wants to explore his character and have fun rather than be a part of action-packed feud for the Universal Championship or the WWE World Championship. Sheamus has achieved it all and he is focused on his role as Cesaro’s tag team partner.
He mentioned that the League of Nations weren’t provided with the opportunity to delve into the characters of the wrestlers involved and they were just given matches without any character unlike his new partnership with Cesaro.
Sheamus was also questioned about his last World Championship run and his feud with Roman Reigns for the gold. However, Sheamus has no complains regarding his short reign as the Champion. He added that his aim was to portray the villainous character to its best thereby preventing cheers for him from the audience.
Although Sheamus felt that his “legs were cut from underneath”, he believes that he played his role perfectly as Roman Reigns received tremendous pop from the same Philly crowd that “booed him out of the building”. He was provided with the task to get Roman back to where he needed to be (with the fans behind him) and he pretty much succeeded.
Roman Reigns defeated Sheamus for the WWE World Championship, in a match which had Vince McMahon as the special guest referee. Sheamus unveiled that he was supposed to face John Cena in a singles match at Elimination Chamber 2010 with Vince as the referee.
The idea was cancelled as the then champion, Sheamus, suffered a concussion and it was replaced with a Chamber match. After five years, he finally got the chance to work with the Chairman, about which he had to say :
“It’s all swings and roundabouts and they always come back, so we ended up doing the match with Roman together, which was a lot of fun. There were a lot of bits and bobs – I can’t think of the word I’m looking for here – a lot of aspects to it and fun parts, so it was definitely a lot of fun.”
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