In an interview with Newsday, Sheamus spoke about not having a high-profile match at Wrestlemania XXX.

He said: "[Wrestlemania 26] was such a huge match, and I feel like at every Mania since then, I haven't had the opportunity to do that again. I'm hoping at Mania 30 or 31 to bounce back to that level again. The wheel goes round and round and comes back and opportunities are given again. You just have to remember that. After four years of experience — and especially after the match with Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 27 for the U.S. title that ended up being a dark match — you've got to realize that patience is a huge key in this game."