Sheamus set to take on Triple H at WWE Wrestlemania
His reign as WWE champion wasn’t as long as he would have liked, but Irish pro wrestling superstar Sheamus is battling on all the way to Wrestlemania at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona this Sunday, March 28, where he’ll face off against the redoubtable legend Triple H in one of the pay-per-view event’s main matches.
Victory over Triple H -- winner of more than a dozen various WWE belts, and the son-in-law of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon – will once again set Sheamus up for a crack at the championship he covets.
And yes, the Dubliner is certain that Triple H will be history with a capital H after their brawl on Sunday at Wrestlemania, the WWE’s World Series equivalent which is in its 26th year.
“Of course I’m gonna beat him. I wouldn’t think anything else!” an excited Sheamus told the Irish Voice during a recent interview.
“I admire and respect Triple H for everything he’s done, but this is my chance. I’m going to use him as a stepping stone. I’m going to use him to launch myself back into the number one contender spot for the WWE championship.”
Sheamus surrendered his WWE belt during the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view in February after an epic battle in a steel cage against five challengers, among them Triple H, who dumped Sheamus over the metal with a concussion that kept him out of competitive action for several days.
But revenge is a dish best served cold in front of 70,000 screaming fans and a worldwide audience of millions, and Sheamus, known as the Celtic Warrior, is relishing the chance to finally get even.
“It’s going to be like two bulls locking horns, two of the biggest guys going at it,” says Sheamus.
“It’s not going to be pretty, it’s not going to be technical. It’s going to be a brawl. Triple H is the king of Wrestlemania, and to be honest with you, to me it’s as big as the WWE championship.”
The former WWE title holder was down after losing the belt he held for only two months, and suffering the concussion to boot. “It was a pretty tough match and I hit my head pretty hard. It’s still a bit of a blur,” Sheamus admits.
Making matters worse was that the Irish superstar would have faced his old nemesis John Cena the following night on the WWE’s live Monday show Raw on the USA Network, with the winner guaranteed a title match against new champ Batista at Wrestlemania. But medical clearance wasn’t forthcoming, so all Sheamus could do was watch on the sidelines as Cena earned the title challenge.
But that was then and this is now. Sheamus is fully healed and has resumed a regular schedule, and he’s determined to prove to the naysayers that his reign at the top was no fluke.
“A lot of people were saying about John Cena that he fell through the table, that I didn’t push him through the table,” Sheamus said of his December victory over WWE champ Cena at the Tables, Ladders and Chairs event.
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