That’s not far fetched, as the WWE travels to Ireland every year and regularly sells out its shows. “We go to Dublin a lot, and I guarantee you I will walk in there as champion,” Sheamus promises. “Not one man can touch me.”
There is one group of warriors who Sheamus has the utmost respect for, though – the U.S. troops who are representing their country on the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan.
For the past seven years WWE superstars have traveled to visit the troops on the front lines, and the annual broadcasts of the performances have always drawn big ratings. This year’s holiday show will be broadcast on NBC on Saturday, December 19 at 9 p.m., and Sheamus for one will be tuned in.
“It’s a big show on NBC,” he says. “I have a lot of respect for the troops. I know there are a lot of Irish Americans who go to war and I’ve met a lot of them. To put your life on hold to go and serve your country, well, no matter what, you’ve got to have a lot of respect for that.”
Christmas has come early for Sheamus, and the New Year’s resolution is for more of the same success.
“I’ve brought the bacon home,” he says. “I’m always hungry and I won’t get complacent. John Cena, Triple H, Shawn Michaels … they’re all secondary to me now. I’m going to rule the WWE for a long time!”