Sheamus talks winning his first couple of WWE Championships.
When Sheamus first won the WWE title by beating John Cena in a tables match at TLC all the way back in 2009, it came after Sheamus had only been making regular appearances on Monday Night Raw for several months. In an interview with Paddy Power, Sheamus said everyone was shocked to see him beat Cena and win his first world title in WWE and shared how he was feeling immediately after winning it.
“I was like, ‘This is mad!’ I just had the title in my hand at the hotel room and the whole thing was just crazy, it just didn’t register at the time. Everyone was like, what the fuck’s going on? But when you win it, that’s great, it’s fantastic and you shock the world. But, then I had to go and prove to everybody (including myself) that this was not a fluke. I've got to show people I deserve to have this title," Sheamus said.
After Sheamus lost the title in early 2010, he went on to win the belt later in the year and in his eyes, winning the WWE Championship title a second time proved to everyone that he was in WWE to stay.
“I had it for a couple of months and lost it, but then I won it again at Fatal 4-Way in 2010. That was twice I’d done it and that’s when I could say to myself, ‘okay, it wasn’t a one-off’. They’re people that win the WWE title once in a blue moon, but I cemented my legacy by keeping the head down and kicking the s**t out of people," Sheamus said.
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