Sheamus was recently interviewed by Marvel.com. Here are the highlights…
His Favorite WrestleMania Moment: One of the favorite matches I ever saw was The Ultimate Warrior versus Hulk Hogan for WrestleMania VI. I think [it was] one of the first time ever where two fan favorites with that much magnitude and star power were going to take on each other. I remember being a kid. I remember all my friends being completely divided, like you know, there were so many pro-Hulk Hogan and obviously so many pro-Ultimate Warrior fans. There was like three or four months of just build-up to this match. I just remember everybody wanted to see it. I guess it’s going to transfer over to WrestleMania XXVIII with the Rock and [John] Cena. You know, it’s a match where a lot of people are divided, a lot of people love The Rock, a lot of people love John Cena. A lot of people are going to be divided who they want to win WrestleMania XXVIII.
What X-Men Character Does He Think He Is Like?: I think everybody wants to be like Wolverine. Everybody wants to be that sort of character. He’ll get his ass kicked but he’ll still come back and he’s tough as nails. He’s very intense and aggressive and I think I bring some of those characteristics to the ring; I can dish it out but also there are times where I get my ass handed to me [and] I won’t give up, I’ll fight back even if I’m being stubborn like two weeks ago, when Dolph [Ziggler] threw me into the announce table; my whole lower back was a bit of a mess but I’m too stubborn to give in to a fight, I’m too stubborn to give up, even if the odds are against me. I’ll constantly keep coming back. I’d rather give it [my] all [and] get my ass kicked than just give up. I think Wolverine has the same characteristics. Plus, I’m unpredictable, as well, and I have a short fuse. Everyone wants to be Wolverine because he’s just so cool, so rebellious; he just does what he wants when he wants.
On What To Expect From His WrestleMania Match: They should expect two Superstars who want to be where The Rock is, where Triple H is, where Undertaker is—two guys who missed it last year who want to steal the show at WrestleMania XXVIII and you’re going to see aggressive style [you] won’t see anywhere else, especially Bryan. Bryan may be smaller but against me, he definitely makes up in his ability and technical prowess; he’s also one tough little fellow. But, of course, against me, I’m just more of an aggressive attacking brute. They call me an Irish brute there at SmackDown, so maybe I’m a big Irish brute but it’s going to be a great clash of styles and one to remember.