Nerves of steel: Backstage with Sheamus

Nerves of steel: Backstage with Sheamus
After five months on the shelf,  Sheamus returned to the ring in January like he was shot out of a cannon. The Celtic Warrior trained harder, dieted diligently, and worked on his flexibility to come back stronger than ever. The time away only made him appreciate each fight more.

“Every time I step out there, I just try to get a moment of clarity. I try to clear my mind of everything that’s going on and focus on the match at hand. You get nervous before you go out there. I love what I do, I care about what I do, and I want to put on the best performance I possibly can.”

Even though he’s competed on WWE’s biggest stages against the greatest Superstars in sports-entertainment today, Sheamus always anticipates that he’ll have butterflies in his stomach before any match.

To Sheamus, nerves are a prerequisite for someone who loves to fight, and the day he stops feeling them is the day he needs to call it quits.

“I think every Superstar gets nervous. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin once said when you stop getting nervous or stop getting jitterbugs, it’s time to quit the business and do something else.”

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