Sheamus is a hard-hitting WWE Superstar, and he is incredibly stiff in the ring at times. Arn Anderson can see one hole in The Celtic Warrior’s game.
A good heel needs to present an intimidating presence, but they also need to lose. Sometimes a bad guy getting their comeuppance is exactly what the fans need to see from them. Famous heels from pro wrestling’s past such as Ric Flair and others made this a huge part of their legacy.
While speaking about Sheamus on The ARN Show, Arn Anderson brought up one thing that Sheamus needs to work on. He should be getting his ass kicked every now and then to go along with that brutal reputation.
“The one mistake Sheamus does is that he is a good solid worker, but the art of being a heel is getting your ass kicked when it’s time. I mean taking a royal ass kicking. You can do the bully stuff. You can do the snug stuff. You can overpower guys. That’s fine. But there comes a time in every match where you have to get your ass whipped. Your top heels know how to do that. “
“When they get their ass kicked, it’s in a royal fashion. I don’t think Sheamus gets that concept. He wants to get all his offense in, no matter what, whatever is in his mind for that night, no matter what the audience is giving him back or what it calls for.”
“Sometimes you have to be really giving as a heel, even though you are this rugged, kick ass heel. You have to give them faith in that babyface. Once the heel overpowers the babyface to the point that the audience loses faith in them, forget it. The match is over.”
Sheamus is still tormenting Superstars as he pleases on the blue brand. He’s also not immune to losing, but when he does take a loss Vince McMahon protects him. He has been squashed before like when The Bar lost to Braun Strowman and Nicolas at WrestleMania, but his latest run as a singles star hasn’t seen the same kind of loss.
We’ll have to see how WWE decides to book Sheamus going forward. He is presently taunting Jeff Hardy. A Toast To Jeff Hardy segment is scheduled for SmackDown this week hosted by Sheamus. Let’s see if he gets his ass kicked then as Arn Anderson suggested.
Thanks to Wrestling News for the quote