SunSport caught up with the Celtic Warrior to talk about his partnership with Cesaro and why the Attitude Era can’t hold a candle to modern-day WWE
IRISH Superstar Sheamus had the fight of his life alongside partner Cesaro at WrestleMania.
They narrowly missed out on the Raw Tag Team Championships in a death-defying ladder match – won by the returning Hardy Boyz.
Now Sheamus and Cesaro will face the WWE Attitude Era stars for the titles at Payback on April 30.
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SunSport caught up with the Celtic Warrior to talk about his partnership with Cesaro – and why the Attitude Era can’t hold a candle to modern-day WWE.
On why WWE is better than it’s ever been
“The level of athleticism has evolved so much since we watched as kids.
“The athletes that WWE has now are far superior to anything that we had the 1980s or the 1990s.
“You look back at the Attitude Era and the level of entertainment we put in the ring now. The Attitude Era doesn’t even come close. I’m not afraid to say that either.
“You watch some of the stuff Cesaro does in the ring; with his size, the way he moves around the ring, the moves he hits, the way he picks up guys twice his size.
“It’s just a different level.”
On how WWE action continues to amaze him
“There’s something for everyone, from the drama to the matches themselves.
“We’re sports-entertainment – and we’re surpassing the comic book era with some of the stuff that’s going on.
“Right now I’m amazed with some of the stuff that happens with the cruiserweights. It’s just unbelievable.”
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On why his tag team with Cesaro has been such a big success
“We wrestled each a lot of times over the years. We had our best of seven series, so we’re well aware of each other’s offensive moves and how each other wrestles.
“I think the great thing about our tag team is that we’re two different individuals.
“We’re not conforming to each other. We have our own identities, so it’s easy for us to go off and do singles stuff.
“Tag teams of the past have been a unit.
“But the fact we’re not a unit, that we have our own strong identities, is what makes it work because we’re competing against each other too.
“That’s the charm.”
Watch WrestleMania 33 now and Payback on April 30 on the WWE Network