Sheamus has had one of the best runs in the WWE in recent memory. He defeated John Cena to win WWE Championship just one year into his debut and went to have multiple reigns as the World Champion.
Sheamus won the Royal Rumble match in 2012, was crowned the King of the Ring and is one of the few superstars who got Roman Reigns cheered by the WWE Universe, and the last one is definitely his biggest achievement in WWE.
Recently, Sheamus appeared on the E&C Pod of Awesomeness and talked about winning the Intercontinental Championship soon. Sheamus feels that his run with Cesaro in the Tag-Team Division over the past three years has been successful, and now he wants to venture into the singles division once again.
“There is one thing missing, and that’s the Intercontinental Championship. I’ve won a lot of titles in the very first half of my career. The two things that were missing were the IC Title and Tag Titles. With Cesaro, we basically blitzed five titles — four Raw, one SmackDown — in about two and a half years. The IC Title is next on the list.
Sheamus has won all the possible titles in WWE, except for the Intercontinental Championship. If he wins the IC title, Sheamus will join an elite club of superstars who have completed the Grand Slam.
Sheamus feels that IC title is a coveted title which he must capture before his career ends. Sheamus said that he grew up watching Macho Man Randy Savage carry the iconic IC title, and he would like to replicate the same.
THE IRONY OF THAT WHOLE THING IS, THAT WAS THE ONE TITLE THAT BROUGHT ME INTO WWE. WHEN I WAS A KID, I WAS A MASSIVE MACHO MAN RANDY SAVAGE FAN. THAT WAS THE ONE TITLE I LOVED, AND IT’S THE ONE TITLE I HAVEN’T WON. THAT’S THE COVETED PRIZE FOR ME.”
Sheamus was reported to have several injury issues, similar to what Edge and Paige had which forced them to retire prematurely. Hopefully, the future Hall of Famer adds one more notch to his prize list before he retires, and completes the Grand Slam.