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Shawn Michaels Reveals His Greatest Memory Of Sheamus

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WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels has recalled his favourite memory of Sheamus, saying it is one of the fondest of his career.

Shawn Michaels ended his storied wrestling career when he retired after suffering a defeat to The Undertaker at WrestleMania 26 on March 29th, 2010. Meanwhile, Sheamus’ star was on the rise. The Irish Superstar made his WWE debut on June 30th, 2009, and by December that year had defeated John Cena to capture the WWE Championship for the first time.

Despite both men being at the top of the card at the same time in late 2009 and early 2010, they never crossed paths in the ring on television. However, they did compete in opposite corners at several WWE live events which saw Michaels and Triple H, as DX, team up with John Cena to take on Sheamus, Batista, and Jack Swagger (now AEW’s Jake Hager).

Looking back on these matches on WWE’s The Bump, Michaels praised the 2010 King of the Ring for how well he treated him in the ring, especially on Sundays.

“I tell everyone that story. That is my greatest memory of Sheamus. I used to make the joke, ‘Sheamus, Sunday is the day of rest for HBK. I’ve only got so many left in me.’ He was absolutely wonderful in that respect.

We had so many live events with each other and he was an absolute sweetheart to me on Sunday after the old man had gone through a tough weekend and had TV the next day. He was absolutely spectacular and it is one of the fondest memories of my career. I tell everybody that story and I’m glad he remembers because that means a lot to me.”

While Michaels’ in-ring days are long behind him, Sheamus is still carving out his legacy in WWE and at the Royal Rumble on January 29th, he will be one of 30 men vying to win a spot in the main event of WrestleMania.

H/T to Sportskeeda Wrestling for the above transcription.