Sheamus discusses the jump to SmackDown Live.
This Saturday, the SmackDown roster will be stopping through the 'Canton Civic Center' in Canton, OH for a WWE live event. Two of the many stars competing on the show are "The Bar" (Sheamus & Cesaro). The former 4-time RAW Tag Team Champions were moved to SmackDown Live as a part of the 2018 'Superstar Shake-Up'.
They have been featured on the show sporadically but have not become a staple on the blue-brand exclusive show much how they were on RAW. Sheamus was interviewed by the Ohio news outlet 'IndeOnline' and during the interview Sheamus went in to detail about not being able to control how they are booked and all that he and Cesaro can do is be "The Bar".
“You can only control what you have control of,” Sheamus said. “The booking and writing, that’s out of our control. We don’t write the show, and we don’t make the decisions on who wins and loses. In my whole career, I’ve never gone in and changed or tried to change any finish. There are people that have, but win, lose or draw, I just want to put on the best performance. For me, it’s not about winning or losing. People know it’s entertainment, and they know what the show is. Trust me, I’ve won a lot, and I’ll probably win a lot more here, but the point is you do whatever you can do outside the realm of that.”
As mentioned, Sheamus and Cesaro are now a part of the SmackDown brand and have not found their footing on the show due to the two-hour time window and a great deal of other superstars on the roster as well trying to get spotlighted. Sheamus stated that there is less pressure being on SmackDown opposed to RAW and added that he and Cesaro are just waiting on their opportunity.
“It’s very relaxed here,” Sheamus said. “It’s not as pressurized, and it’s also a shorter show, so there’s limited spots, and they have to rotate the stories more. On a three-hour show it sometimes feels a little stretched, but with a two-hour show, I don’t think there’s any danger of anyone getting over-exposed here. We really haven’t got started here yet. We’re just waiting to get that opportunity to really kick things off.”
To take a look at who else was moved to SmackDown Live as a part of the 2018 WWE 'Superstar Shake-Up', click here.