Fresh off his match against Cesaro at WWE Night of Champions 2014, current U.S. Champion Sheamus talks with Brian Fritz of BetweenTheRopes.com about his match with Cesaro, their chemistry together working physical matches, being a part of the “Be A Star” anti-bullying campaign,being bullied as a kid and if that pushed him toward training, Roman Reigns injury, new talent for the WWE, getting him momentum back and a possible match against Brock Lesnar.
On his match with Cesaro at WWE Night of Champions:
I had a lot of fun fella. It was definitely a blast. I needed that a lot because I felt like I’ve been just starting to hit my stride a lot more since I came back from my injury and needed that. So far, it’s been the highlight of my return to WWE.
On whether or not his own experiences with bullying pushed him toward fitness and bodybuilding:
Yeah it did. The training and stuff, that was important to me because I wasn’t happy with my body and I wanted to do something about it. I don’t know about the bully thing, maybe. It made me more self-conscious but I think it was more of the training stuff for me, just wanting to be healthier and fitter. I was lucky enough to have people around me to help me overcome the impression I was getting with bullying to where I didn’t even want to go to school. I wouldn’t even take the school bus, I’d walk, because I didn’t want to deal with it, the hassle. But I had good friends around me and a lot of kids aren’t that fortunate.
On Fergal Devitt and other new talent for WWE:
I think Fergal is going to thrive. I think he’s a phenomenal, phenomenal competitor in the ring and I think people are going to love him when he gets in there. When he’s in there, he’s not afraid to get hit or hit and I think he’s going to be a serious edition to the roster. It’s great and I think there’s a lot of other guys, Adrian Neville is another one, Sami Zayn, Kevin Steen. There’s a lot of guys who are chomping at the bit to get up here.