It's an Irish thing...
Does The Celtic Warrior have a death wish? No, really. How else to explain why anyone would stomp on the accelerator and drive headlong into the brick wall that is Mark Henry? Well, as Sheamus himself tells it, he’s not content with the path of least resistance.
“I’ve never been a fan of anything too easy my entire life,” says the Irishman, who will take up the task of defeating The World’s Strongest Man at SummerSlam. “I’m stubborn, and I like living on the edge.” (WATCH | PHOTOS)
That’s certainly real estate Sheamus has grown accustomed to occupying ever since his 2009 WWE debut. Not satisfied to simply float with the current, The Celtic Warrior has achieved a remarkable level of success in his young career by swimming against the tide, targeting WWE’s premier competitors, including John Cena and Randy Orton among others. Which may offer insight into why the two-time WWE Champion and 2010 King of the Ring has now focused his considerable ire on Henry.
“I’ve been fighting me whole life,” explains the Irishman, who grew up on the mean streets of Dublin. “That’s what I like to do. I’m not scared of anybody and never will be. Maybe it’s gonna get me hurt, maybe in trouble – it doesn’t matter to me.”
Clearly. On SmackDown, Sheamus not only insinuated that Henry was a “425-pound bag of crap,” he also slapped him across the face and attacked him with a steel chair. Consider The World’s Strongest Man on notice. But can The Celtic Warrior really enter SummerSlam and contend with a Superstar whose superhuman strength has sidelined monsters like Kane and Big Show?
“I came [to WWE] to make a name for me self,” says Sheamus. “And if The World’s Strongest Man claims there’s no one man enough to fight, well, I’m standing right here. And for those of you who think I’m off me rocker, I just want to say … it’s an Irish thing, you wouldn’t understand.”