'The Celtic Warrior' Sheamus Really Is Your 100th WWE Champion

Christopher DunfeeContributor IIJune 21, 2010

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21:  Actor Sheamus O' Shaunessy arrives at the premiere of 'The Escapist' held at the Eccles Theatre during the 2008 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2008 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
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As we all know, “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus captured his second WWE Championship in less than a year on WWE's Fatal 4 Way pay-per-view event Sunday night.

Sheamus was outside the ring after being thrown behind the broadcast table by “The Rated R Superstar” Edge, while the other competitors, most notably WWE Champion John Cena, where being beat down by the Season One NXT Rookies.

An opportunistic Sheamus swooped in and pinned “The Chain Gang Soldier” for the 1-2-3 count, and got the hell out of dodge and ran to the back.

I don’t want to continue to beat a dead horse here, but as many know, I am just not a fan of Sheamus, and this latest title change was a bit head scratching to say the least.

Sheamus’s first title reign proved that he wasn’t over with the vast majority of the fans, and he has yet to show much growth since his time on ECW. If you were going to put the strap back on him so soon, why did WWE not just keep the belt on him to let him grow as a dominant champion in front of the fans?

As we all now, Sheamus had a ton of in-ring hype from his days at WWE’s developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling.

Nothing personal against the guy, the bigger issue might be with WWE management, due to the fact that I feel there are more deserving guys in that locker room with stronger potential that have paid their dues for years in my opinion, including “The Fortunate Son” Ted DiBiase, Jr., Montel Vontavious Porter, “Captain Charisma” Christian, Kofi Kingston, and “The Monday Night Delight” John Morrison.

Although it is what it is, and Sheamus is the 39th WWE Superstar to hold the once prestigious WWE Championship. This marks the 14th WWE Championship title change since the beginning of 2009.

Just to show you how absolutely pathetic and sickening the title prestige has gotten in WWE, it took almost a decade, from 1983-1992, for their to be 14 WWE Championship changes.

The following was posted on the WWE Universe’s Twitter account:

“With his win tonight, Sheamus becomes the 100th WWE Champion! Actually, Sheamus isn’t the 100th champion. Just the 100th time the title changed hands.”

There have been 39 different people who have held the title, with Sheamus having the 100th reign.

WWE also posted the following message on their WWE Universe Twitter account:

"Fast fact: Sheamus won his 2nd WWE Title at Fatal 4-Way, defeating John Cena, Edge and Randy Orton, who had 24 combined World Titles. #F4W"

Just to let you know how pathetic that is, if you add up Bruno Sammartino’s, Andre The Giant’s, “Macho Man” Randy Savage’s, The Iron Sheik’s, The Ultimate Warrior’s, Hulk Hogan’s, Bret “The Hitman” Hart’s, and “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair’s world title reigns in WWE, the number still is not 24.

Wow, what has happened with the once prestigious WWE Championship Titles?

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