Sheamus On His Unique Look, Being First Irish WWE Champ

Matt Boone

The following is highlights from a recent interview with WWE Superstar Sheamus from

Question: What did the opportunity to become the first Irish-born WWE champion really mean to you last year?

Sheamus: It meant everything. This has been a long journey. This is something I’ve always wanted to do, to be in the WWE since I was 4 or 5 years old. A lot of people will tell you to be realistic in school – that you can’t do this or can’t do that. They will tell you to find a 9-to-5 job and all of that. But we all have dreams. Realistically, they are thinking you are out of your mind. It’s pretty hard in Dublin sometimes. You get knocked around sometimes. Going back as the first Irish-born WWE champion, it shows you that if you have a dream or a goal that you can achieve it.

Question: Much has been said about your pale complexion and red hair, like it’s some sort of rarity in the entertainment world. As a fellow redhead myself, don’t you find it refreshing that not all sports entertainers are fake baked?

Sheamus: Absolutely, being different is everything and it is an advantage. Once you are different, that’s what you are all about. That’s why our shows are great. If everyone looked the same and did the same thing, what is the point? When you look at a WWE show, you will see someone with a beautiful Irish tan like myself and someone like Randy Orton with the snake-like features and the Big Show and people like Evan Bourne who is like a rubber band and can do anything, and a big mouth piece like The Miz. If everyone looked the same with tans, what would be the point? It’s like watching the same movie over and over again.

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