The Celtic Warrior was a fierce competitor who never had mercy on anyone who stepped into the ring with him. He would attack oblivious opponents and think nothing of it.
Sheamus was a dominating force who received negative reactions from the fans. He would enter the arena with a frown on his face and a determined aura about him.
That was the warrior we all knew and loved to hate at times. But the cruel Irishman has left the scene and allowed a new "face" superstar to enter.
Following a match against Randy Orton for the World Title, Sheamus turned into an everyday nice guy.
He began teaming with his rivals Cena and Orton which was strange to see. And the fans started cheering for him and wanting him to be successful in the ring once he joined those fan favorites.
His nickname is no longer the powerful Celtic Warrior, but instead is the Great White Sheamus, which plays off the jokes about his skin color. Not only have the jeers disappeared, but so has the champion image Sheamus once had.
I believe that the face image is hurting his career in a huge way. Since he had the character change, Sheamus has not been in the hunt for the title.
When he was the Celtic Warrior, he was the first ever Irish-born WWE Champion and won it two times from John Cena.
Looking at his physique, I used to see a man who has a menacing appearance and wants to make you beg for mercy. Instead, what you get now is this huge man who wants to make friends with everyone he comes in contact with.
Once upon a time, he used to bully Hornswoggle, Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston, but now he is the one protecting the little guys.
As I think about Sheamus’ character, I see someone who won’t last as a face for much longer. There will come a time when he gets tired of being the nice guy whom everybody loves. He will strike at the moment when nobody expects it and will be heel again.
A time that seems fitting would be when Daniel Bryan cashes in the Money in the Bank briefcase. All of a sudden, Sheamus shows up and destroys Bryan’s dreams of becoming the World Heavyweight Champion.
It’s just that the face turn has done absolutely nothing for his career except make him into a man you can no longer take seriously.