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WWE: What Sheamus Brings to the World Championship

Sebastian MaldonadoFeatured ColumnistOctober 22, 2015

WWE: What Sheamus Brings to the World Championship

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    Don’t let the typical wrestler appearance fool you. Sheamus brings a lot to the World Heavyweight Championship.

    After winning the title at WrestleMania XXVIII from Daniel Bryan, the Celtic Warrior has thrived under his current reign as world champion. Sheamus has excelled in his matches and even in his personality. He appears comfortable representing the WWE Universe, not as just a face but as a champion.

    It hasn’t been an easy road for Sheamus; he just made it seem easy.

    Sheamus brings unique important qualities to the world title. 

Match Performance

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    Sheamus’s matches may be formulaic but never boring.

    His pay-per-view matches since Extreme Rules have been exceptionally fantastic. His rematch against Bryan at Extreme Rules was brutal and intense.  Sheamus and Bryan proved that they didn’t need weapons to be vicious in this bout.

    Sheamus’s bout with Dolph Ziggler at No Way Out nearly stole the show, and it opened the night. They were able to set the tone for that event.

    Sheamus also has continued his lengthy feud, taking on Alberto Del Rio in July, August and September. The matches provided good symmetry and intense action. They also gave the WWE Universe matches that were television worthy.

    Sheamus has demonstrated he can wrestle effectively as world champion. His past few matches on pay-per-view and TV are worth watching.

He Makes the Title His Own

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    There’s an old saying: Unlike clothes making the man, a man makes the title his own. Sheamus has done that.

    The Celtic Warrior made his quest known since he made the decision to become world champion at the Elimination Chamber. Since then, he’s shown the fans it’s important to him. His actions show that he doesn’t have to say it.

    Plus, Sheamus grows more with the title. He’s utilized new moves, upgrading his arsenal of maneuvers.

    Sheamus added the Texas Cloverleaf submission hold. Thanks to his size, it looks easy for the big man to apply the hold to his opponents.

    Sheamus is growing with the title not as a wrestler but also as a champion.  

Segment Performances

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    The creative brass has given Sheamus opportunities to shine, and he hasn’t disappointed them or wrestling fans.

    Sheamus shines with his new, easygoing face attitude instead of his old-heel persona. His feud with Del Rio showcased his funnier side.

    The champion looked natural and unassuming when he drove around in Del Rio’s Ferrari during a Raw show in San Antonio. The scenario involved had him trashing Del Rio’s car and returning it full of food and garbage.

    Sheamus also stood out in a lawsuit skit with David Otunga back when the Brogue Kick was banned. He acted with not a care in the world, from trying to sing “Danny Boy” to kicking the camera. He was great in that skit.

Bond with the WWE Universe

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    The WWE Universe love Sheamus for his personality and wrestling attitude.

    They love the Celtic Warrior’s boldness and his ability to provide an entertaining match. Sheamus has been able to bond with the WWE Universe since he turned face during the summer of 2011.

    Fans warmed to Sheamus slowly, but it was worth the wait.  They love his persona, and his tenacity to fight because he does give his ALL in his matches.

    How do you not like a wrestler wanting to fight? 


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    The big factor Sheamus brings to the World Heavyweight Championship is his personality.

    He has a laid back demeanor psyching out his opponents and even angering them. It’s a virtual mind game.  Sheamus plays with his opponents, and they take notice.

    However, the real persona is his desire to fight. He always wants a match in the ring and it doesn’t matter with who it is, he’ll bout with anyone.

    The Celtic Warrior has challenged everyone and anyone who is willing, and that’s the attitude that fans enjoy.  They are engaged in his story and matches.

    Sheamus’s persona, which is just as big as his presence, is the greatest asset he brings to the World Heavyweight Championship. 

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