Raw superstar Sheamus, who will square off against WWE Champion John Cena this weekend in a tables match at the Tables, Ladders and Chairs pay-per-view, was recently interviewed by IrishCentral.com and spoke about his career aspirations, the road that led him to WWE and more.
The 31-year-old Dublin native, whose real name is Stephen Farrelly, is a former IT professional, actor, and security guard.
When asked about his match against John Cena at Sunday’s TLC PPV, Sheamus said, â€œThereâ€™s no doubt in my mind that Iâ€™m going to walk out of TLC as WWE champion. Iâ€™m ready. I want to make history. I want to be the first Irishman to become WWE champion â€” and I will,” he said. “Iâ€™m going to put Cena through a table. Iâ€™ve already done it once and Iâ€™m gonna do it again. All the time Iâ€™ve been with WWE, Iâ€™ve been making statements, you know what I mean? I retired Jamie Noble. The fella canâ€™t even walk properly. Iâ€™m not a nice guy!â€
Sheamus explained that his path to WWE was unlike most of today’s young superstars. â€œI wanted to do this my whole life. I did whatever it took to get noticed and get experience. I traveled in shows throughout Ireland, the U.K., Italy and Portugal. I honed my craft and proved my experience. People said I was crazy, I was working all the jobs back home. But anything is possible if you put your mind to it.â€
He also talked about life on the road, his training regemin and what his Irish heritage means to him. Check out IrishCentral.com to read the entire interview.