Sheamus – “If It Wasn’t For Cesaro, I Don’t Know If I’d Still Be In WWE”

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‘The Celtic Warrior’ Sheamus has credited former tag team partner Cesaro with the longevity of his professional wrestling career.

Following a forgettable stint in The League of Nations factions alongside Bad News Barrett, Rusev and Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus found himself at a crossroads in his career which was quickly filled by a returning Cesaro who partnered the Irishman in the beloved and successful team The Bar after the pair went to war in singles action.

Though at first it seemed as if the pairing was another ruse by the company the fill time and get the pair on television, both men made the team an unbridled success with their undeniable chemistry and multiple Tag Tag Team Championship reigns across both Raw and SmackDown.

Sitting down with Sports Illustrated, the flame haired warrior credited Cesaro with allowing him to have the career he’s had in the past years, stating that had it not been for ‘The Swiss Superman’ then he may not be with WWE today:

“If it wasn’t for him, I don’t know if I’d still be in WWE. I’d just finished with League of Nations, which didn’t work, and I didn’t know where I was going. Cesaro had just come back from a shoulder injury, and he didn’t know where he was going. Then they put us in the best of seven. By the time we’d wrestled twice, it felt like people were already over it. But we tried to do something different with our fights, and it won the crowd over.

We knew each other before we teamed together in the Bar, and we were always cordial to one another, but now we’re brothers. He helped me improve my ring work and relax a whole lot more in the ring. I wouldn’t be where I am right now without him.”

In 2019, Sheamus suffered a concussion on Friday Night SmackDown and during his absence Cesaro was drafted to Monday Night Raw effectively splitting the popular duo.

Currently, while Cesaro vies for a main event position on the blue brand, Sheamus has concluded his enmity with former best friend Drew McIntyre with a loss on the March 1 Monday Night Raw.

Credit for the interview: Sports Illustrated

h/t for the transcription: Fightful