Sheamus discusses helping Becky Lynch with securing a WWE tryout.
During an interview with Express, Sheamus talked about his friendship with Lynch, the current Raw Women's champion. Sheamus revealed that prior to Lynch joining WWE several years ago, Sheamus not only had a chat with her and he managed to get in touch with the right connections in WWE, leading to Lynch getting a tryout.
But Sheamus was quick to point out that he's not the reason WWE signed her and that her taking advantage of the opportunity was why she got signed. Lynch signed with WWE in 2013 and spent a couple of years in NXT before wrestling on Raw and SmackDown.
"I actually talked to Becky, I had a conversation before her tryout. I think I got her in touch with whoever it was, I got her in touch with the right people. I just made a connection, she did it all herself. Sometimes things can get misconstrued or whatever, like I got her in WWE … That’s not true at all, but I gave her the information and passed it on until she got the opportunity. She did it, she took it," Sheamus said.
As far as his thoughts on Lynch, Sheamus said he is happy to see her succeed so well and calls her both smart and someone who can back up anything she says in the ring.
"She’s a really good friend of mine and we’ve always had conversations; she asks me advice, I ask her sometimes. I think it’s phenomenal, I think it’s well-deserved, I think she’s very, very smart [and] a very intelligent person. She knows exactly what she’s doing and she can back it up in the ring so she deserves everything she gets," Sheamus said.
The interview between Sheamus and Express can be read at this link.