There never seems to be any love for our world heavyweight champion, Sheamus. This man has been one of the fastest rising stars since he turned baby-face back in August, when he went toe-to-toe with Mark Henry. Since that time, Sheamus has won the Royal Rumble and of course became the world heavyweight champion at WrestleMania.
When it comes to fan support, however, it seems like Sheamus has been taking a backseat ride to Randy Orton on the blue brand. That being said, following Orton's suspension, Sheamus now has the opportunity to prove why he is indeed the top baby-face on Smackdown.
Last month at Over the Limit, the WWE changed the main event from just Sheamus versus Alberto Del Rio to a fatal four-way match that included Chris Jericho and Randy Orton. This month, Jericho and Orton are both suspended from the WWE and the world title match at No Way Out is indeed Sheamus versus Alberto Del Rio.
The suspension of Randy Orton has come at a time when Sheamus needs to show people why he deserves to be world champion.
Fans have been saying Sheamus versus Del Rio isn't a big enough draw, but Sheamus may be able to silence those critics at No Way Out by having a wonderful match with Del Rio. Both guys are excellent in the ring and they are pretty good with their promos, so I don't see why this feud cannot be one that keeps the WWE Universe excited throughout the summer.
If Sheamus and Del Rio can deliver on this match, Sheamus might be world champion for many more months to come.
The perfect feud For Sheamus during the Orton suspension
I would have said that it would be Wade Barrett, if he were healthy enough to come back, but that doesn't look to be the case right now. Therefore, I had to go in a different direction. The superstar I chose is one that many fans haven't been thinking too highly of as of late.
I believe that Sheamus needs to take on a bigger superstar and have a very entertaining feud, so I would place him one on one with Kane.
Kane is near the end of his career, so one more run at the world title would be great to see. However, I'd also love to see Sheamus have some wonderful brawls with the big man.
This feud could very well happen and it could be the world title match at SummerSlam if the WWE doesn't see Wade Barrett before then, so let's see how Sheamus could do with Kane in a high-profile match.
I think that opportunity would show fans that Sheamus is indeed on the same level as Randy Orton.