The following is an excerpt from an interview with Sheamus from The Daily Star in the UK:
“Lots of people complain that the top guys are keeping young wrestlers down.
“But, you know, in reality the top guys are looking for wrestlers to step up. They want young people to step up to that level – it’s what they’re waiting for. And I’ve worked my arse off.
“These guys are on top because they are the best. My goal is to be better than all of them. I don’t want to be first Irish champ. I want to be the best ever, the longest reigning champion.”
He revealed that Trip and Regal had been mentoring him.
“Yes, there are a few stories going around about HHH but the deal is that Trip has been fantastic.
“He’s one of the most successful WWE champions of all time. If you’re going to learn, then learn from the best.
“He’s been a mentor, but so have a lot of other guys. Arn Anderson and Finlay have been a big help. Regal has been great too – when I first came to ECW, I rode with him and he helped me so much.”
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