For well over six months, Sheamus dominated SmackDown with an iron fist as World Heavyweight champion. From Daniel Bryan to Dolph Ziggler to Alberto Del Rio, no one came close to ending the lengthy reign of Sheamus.
That was, however, until Big Show made his return to WWE and targeted The Celtic Warrior and the gold around his waist.
I was initially excited to see these two go one-on-one for the first time ever at Hell in a Cell, but any anticipation I had for this bout beforehand was lost with its terrible build-up. When you have Sheamus and Show taking ridiculous jabs at one another in a "debate" of all things, you know you have hit rock bottom.
Thankfully, the match exceeded expectations and proved to be one of the most pleasantly surprising matches of the year. For over 20 minutes, these two in-ring warriors gave it everything they had, kicking out of each other's finishers in the closing moments of the contest.
Just as Sheamus was about to put Show away with a Brogue Kick, the World's Largest Athlete retaliated with a massive right hand to the face of Sheamus. With The Great White out cold, Show made the cover and captured his second World Heavyweight Championship in the process (a reign that would last longer than 45 seconds).
Could a contest on this Sunday's card be able to outlast any one of the aforementioned matchups?
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Graham Mirmina, a.k.a. Graham "GSM" Matthews, is a journalism major at Endicott College. Visit his website at Next Era Wrestling and "like" his official Facebook page to continue the conversation on all things wrestling.