In his interview with the panel on WWE’s The Bump, Sheamus tried to persuade the indecisive fans about Goldberg vs McIntyre by mentioning how this match could “cement Drew’s legacy” as WWE Champion.
On RAW Legends Night, WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg challenged Drew McIntyre for his WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble. Fans are quite divided on whether or not they want to see this match. But Sheamus has tried to block out the negative feedback he’s seen and heard online:
I know a lot of people – they read the stuff online, and you read the stuff on Twitter and all that – and it seems like a lot of people are angry about it. I know some who think Bill Goldberg doesn’t deserve an opportunity against Drew. But Goldberg definitely made an impression back in WCW when he first came out. I mean, he brought this new element, you know, destroying people in a short amount of time, and the streak. He’s also a multi-time world champion, and he does keep himself in great shape.
I don’t think this is going to be a bad match for Drew. I think it’s another opportunity for Drew to cement his legacy by going in against people like Goldberg and ultimately beating them. Maybe, he can go in there and take him out pretty fast. It’ll be interesting to see.
Sheamus was also questioned about his own path for 2021, how he sees things going at the moment and what he thinks about the current roster. He reveals that he believes that the WWE are currently in a transitional phase with new, young talent coming up from NXT:
I’m enjoying my wrestling at the moment. I’m enjoying having some good bangers with older talent and newer talent that come up from NXT. I’m just getting in there and slugging it out and seeing what they’re made of. We’re definitely in a transitional phase with all these new Superstars coming up, who are cutting their teeth as well. I’m just having fun, you know?”
One NXT call-up, in particular, he is enjoying working with is the former NXT and North American titleholder Keith Lee, who the ‘Celtic Warrior’ gave yet mrore praise for how he handles himself inside the squared circle:
I like him, man. I’m a big fan of those type of powerhouse guys that can move. Keith is a bit of an anomaly, and I mean, he’s such a big guy, powerful guy, but he can move and do all these crazy things. Like, when you saw him do a Spanish Fly on Drew during the first Raw of 2021, it was incredible. He’s got a lot of talent. He’s a big lad, and I can hit him as hard as I want, and he won’t go cryin’. Trust me; he hits really hard too.
We are yet to find out where the Sheamus/Lee partnership will lead, but what we do know is Sheamus’ “favourite fella” Drew McIntyre is in for a challenge at the Royal Rumble against Goldberg.
Goldberg has wrestled 7 times in the last 4 years for WWE. From entering the 2017 Royal Rumble to his most recent defeat at the hands of Braun Strowman at WrestleMania 36. Time will tell whether the WCW veteran can still go, what we do know is that we’ll find out soon enough at the 2021 Royal Rumble PPV on 31st January, live on the WWE Network.