Sheamus has had a number of influences in his career, but he names one AEW star as someone he learned the most from.
Throughout his career that’s spanned over a decade, Sheamus has undoubtedly had a number of influences. Speaking exclusively to Inside The Ropes’ Kenny McIntosh and Alex McCarthy via talkWRESTLING over Clash At The Castle weekend, the Brawling Brute was asked who he learned the most from during his career. The former WWE Champion credited Blackpool Combat Club leader William Regal for teaching him a lot and providing feedback during their time traveling together.
“William Regal. As a producer it was definitely Finlay without a doubt. He was my biggest inspiration. I learned so much from him. But Regal for sure. William Regal, I learned so much I travelled with him I drove him everywhere. When we drove everywhere, like went from town to town.
“And he consistently gives me feedback on the matches and just talked to me and yeah, man, I and I feel bad too, because I haven’t stayed in touch with Willy, know what I mean? Because you know, in this space sometimes just time moves differently and you’re always on the go. But Regal, without a doubt, was a huge help to me in my career.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Sheamus discussed his potential retirement plans.
At Clash at the Castle, Sheamus wowed audiences as he attempted to defeat Gunther for the Intercontinental Championship. Though he came up short against the Imperium leader, the Irish star received a huge ovation from the crowd for his hard-hitting performance that left him with welts and a bloody face. The match received a five star rating from Dave Meltzer, and Sheamus has called it perhaps the biggest moment of his career.
On the most recent episode of SmackDown, the star and his fellow Brawling Brutes were defeated once again at the hands of Imperium.
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