Sheamus recently reflected on his match with Gunther at Clash At The Castle, calling it the biggest moment of his career in WWE.
Clash At The Castle was WWE’s first major stadium event in the United Kingdom since the classic SummerSlam 1992 event at Wembley Stadium.
The event was headlined by Drew McIntyre challenging Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. But arguably, the most well-received match of the night was the hard-hitting battle between Gunther and Sheamus for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
The brutal bout earned high praise from fans and critics alike, with Dave Meltzer awarding the match a 5-star rating. Despite losing the match, Sheamus received a standing ovation from the crowd following the contest.
Speaking on Corey Graves’ ‘WWE After The Bell’ podcast, The Celtic Warrior spoke on the reception he received at Clash At The Castle:
“They say Rome isn’t built in a day and success isn’t overnight, it took me 13 years in my WWE career to earn that moment and it was unbelievable. The reception I got when I went out there, I didn’t know what way it was going to go. Gunther obviously has a cult following from being NXT UK Champion for so many years, so I didn’t know what to expect. It’s a moment I’ll never forget. It’s probably the biggest moment I’ve had to this point in WWE,”
When asked whether or not it was his goal to steal the show in Cardiff, The former WWE Champion replied:
“Of course! That’s the goal for everybody. if that’s not your goal in this business, then what the hell are you doing here? Me and Drew are best mates, but I was going out there to steal the show. That was the goal from day one, once I knew this match was happening. ‘I’m stealing the show here, there is no doubt about it.'”
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.