After almost not returning to wrestling due to injury, Sheamus says he has one goal now that he’s back … win the Intercontinental title to become the first Ultimate Grand Slam champion.
Sheamus was a guest Wednesday morning on The Bump where he talked about his master plan.
“A blessing can sometimes become a curse. I became one of the fastest WWE champions. I followed that up with another WWE Championship. There’s proof I wasn’t a flash in the pan,” he explained. “Then I won King of the Ring, US title, I went to the Royal Rumble, won the Royal Rumble and then went to main event WrestleMania and knock Daniel Bryan’s head off in 18 seconds.”
“A lot of crazy things happened fast for me,” he added. “There’s been a lot of ups and a lot of downs in this business for me.”
He then talked about feeling like he was stuck in a rut while paired with the League of Nations, but believes tagging with Cesaro as The Bar saved him. Ultimately, however, he felt like the team was killed at WrestleMania when they lost to Braun Strowman/Nicholas and never really recovered.
The 42-year-old wrestler admits he didn’t think he’d return to wrestling after suffering an injury, so he put all his energy into training and making a YouTube channel, but now he’s got one thing left to accomplish upon his return.
“I have basically won every single thing except for one title in this, and that’s the Intercontinental Championship,” Sheamus stated. “I don’t care who has it. I don’t care if it’s Braun Strowman, if it’s Shinsuke Nakamura, I really don’t care. Because all I want right now is the Intercontinental Championship. I want to create a legacy that nobody else is gonna match. I want to create a legacy where I will become the first-ever Ultimate Grand Slam champion. All the work, all the fasting, cardio, all the diet, all the training, all the boxing, everything that I’ve done up to this point, is all for that moment when I take that title.”
“Because as soon as I have that title, Ultimate Grand Slam championship is what I want to hold above everybody else in the history of WWE.”
Watch the passionate promo below (starting around 1:02).