WWE News: Sheamus/Del Rio Feud Over? Who Sheamus Is Scheduled to Face Next

Sharon GlencrossContributor ISeptember 17, 2012

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  The Celtic Warrior Sheamus leaps towards the Big Red Monster Kane during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Last night at WWE's Night of Champions pay-per-view, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus successfully defended his title against Alberto Del Rio, with the Irish star using his Brogue Kick move to finish off his frequent foe. 

Per the storyline, there had been some doubt over whether or not Sheamus could use the Brogue Kick, with Del Rio successfully petitioning to get it banned after Sheamus used the move on his manager Ricardo Rodriguez and severely injured him. However, after an internal investigation, SmackDown general manager Booker T came out just before the PPV match and declared that the finisher was now perfectly legal.  

So, now what's going to happen between Sheamus and Del Rio?

Well, on today's daily update over at F4Wonline.com, Dave Meltzer noted that the feud between the two looks to be over, with Sheamus moving on to battle The Big Show, who has been notably absent from WWE TV in recent times: 

The Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio program, at least for TV, ended with that Brogue kick for now.  The plan was for Big Show to return to start a program with Sheamus tonight, which at least today is scheduled to be lead to a Hell in a Cell match on 10/28.

This report is welcome news for those who have grown tired of the long-running Alberto Del Rio/Sheamus feud. Frankly, it's about time this rather mediocre program ended, having dominated the blue brand for ages now (the two have been feuding since April).

However, whether or not The Big Show is the ideal rival for Sheamus—who is still struggling to be the No. 1 babyface star the company clearly wants him to be—remains to be seen. 

A patchy worker, who in his 13 years with WWE has worked with almost everyone and won almost every major title, Big Show may not be the fresh dynamic heel that will get Sheamus hugely over with the masses.