The once and future World Heavyweight Champion, The Celtic Warrior, Sheamus joined Chad Dukes today to promote the Royal Rumble, This Sunday on Pay-Per-View for 106.7 The Fan DC and Chad Dukes Wrestling. Last year’s Royal Rumble winner discusses the upcoming Royal Rumble, The Rock, The Shield and more.
After discussing with Dukes Sheamus’ feats of strength by delivering a White Noise to The Big Show and the differences between fighting the Big Show and Daniel Bryan, Former “King” Sheamus discussed his participation in this Sunday’s Royal Rumble. The Great White stressed a cardio regimen going into the unpredictable match.
Next, the always hot topic of the Rock’s semi-regular returns and Sheamus obviously sees the positives of the Rock-WWE relationship:
I personally think it’s a great thing when the Rock comes back for the simple reason that having someone like him come in, a movie star, what he’s done in WWE, it definitely brings an audience back who may have drifted away, who were there in the Attitude era drifted away to other things. It’s a great way of bringing them back in and giving us the current crop of superstars a lot of attention. People may argue “well there’s one less spot in Mania.” Well guess what, pull your socks up and do what you can to get into the show.
And Sheamus speaks of experience, having been relegated to the pre-show with Daniel Bryan at Wrestlemania 27, he tells a story of he and Daniel Bryan making a promise to make it to the big show the next year.
Being a recent victim of the defenders against injustice. Sheamus talked about his impression on the group of upstarts known as The Shield:
I think it’s been a huge impact. Obviously I’ve had my issues with them, Randy, Team Hell No and Ryback. I think they’re three future individual stars right there. I think Ambrose himself is quirky and he’s got that kinda crazy persona going on, I think he’s definitely gonna be kinda like a Roddy Roddy Piper type character. I think he’s gonna be a big player in the future. I also think Roman Reigns definitely has something as well. He’s big, impressive, kinda reminds me of the Rock, when he first came in. He’s definitely got that stature & that presence about him. Obviously Seth, he’s been around the block as well, done some cool things and he can definitely go in the ring.
Be sure to listen to the full interview for Sheamus’ full comments on the Rumble, wrestling the Big Show, other stars on the rise, the movie The Guard, and Magners vs. Guinness.
Thank you to our buddy Joe V with WWE for arranging the interview today. Order the Rumble on Pay Per View or come join us at the Greene Turtle in Dulles on Sunday for our Royal Rumble Viewing Party!