So, I had to break out my #Ninja hat again yesterday because it was a special occasion! Why? Because the massive dude with the glorious mohawk in the cover photo with me played the role of Rocksteady in the most recent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie!
WWE fans will also recognize him as the reigning WWE Tag Team Champion, Sheamus!
For those of you unfamiliar with his work though, here’s a primer:
Sheamus – WWE Superstar
Weight: 267 lbs
Hails from: Dublin, Ireland
Current and 3x WWE Tag Team Champion (with his partner Cesaro), 2x United States Champion and 4x WWE World Heavyweight Champion
Signature Finishing Move – The Brogue Kick (which is basically a bicycle kick to his opponent’s face…Ouch!)
Sheamus was in Atlanta for WWE Raw and was kind enough to drop by a local Cricket Wireless store to meet, greet and answer questions from his fans before the show. Here are his responses to 10 of the questions that we asked him:
His All-time favorite superstar – “The Macho Man Randy Savage. Yeah, big fan of him as a kid. He was the first superstar I was infatuated (with) as a kid just everything about him. His entrance, his ring attire, Elizabeth, the whole thing. It would definitely have to be The Macho Man.”
The hardest opponent he’s wrestled – “Definitely Cesaro! His uppercuts will literally rearrange your teeth every time”
What made him decide to become a wrestler: “I love it. I love wrestling. I love WWE…from the age (of) 7 and Wrestlemania 1, I’ve just been a huge fan. It’s all I wanted to do.”
In regard to his signature Brogue Kick finishing move: “I’m good at kicking people in the face. It’s become very frequent… It goes straight on the cv. ‘What are your talents’? Kicking people in the face.”
Favorite career moment – “I’d have say winning my first WWE Championship. When I beat John Cena to the shock and dismay of everybody in San Antonio. It was a very very fast title win and I was as shocked as everybody as well. But it’s definitely been a milestone for me.”
On whether he’ll be appearing in any more movies anytime soon: “I sure hope so, acting is so much fun!”
What’s his idea of a perfect date – “Is there a perfect date? I don’t know. Just going out with a girl who can drink a good pint of Guinness pretty much. If she can drink a good pint of Guinness, I’m sold, you know what I mean?”
In regard to how much longer he’s going to grow his beard: “I think it’s at a lev now I’m just going to try and keep it at this type of lev otherwise like you’re eating soup and all and it ends up in the soup bowl you know what I’m saying? So, it’s that fine line. I definitely don’t want no Bray Wyatt style but I think right now it’s perfect. It’s the mohawk I’m trying to get taller you know? Hopefully I’ll be sitting here one day and it’ll be touching the ceiling. If I can get it that high I would have succeeded at something. Big hair big dreams.”
On how he keeps his hair standing up during a match: “So, it’s a very rigorous thing. I hang upside down for 30 minutes and I put a load of hair product…so much hair product that I’m pretty sure my hair is going to fall out in about 2 years time. That or it’s going to have a radioactive glow but it takes like a 30 minute deal. It’s difficult and it’s got to be glued. And somehow it stays up.”
On meeting fans and doing meet and greets: “I just love the fact that you get a chance to meet the fans you know? I’ve said this a million times so I don’t want to sound like I’m repeating myself but the fans are the reason we have a job and we get to do what we do. And it’s great. Because for me, I was a fan as well and I’ve been to signings as well and for me to be in that position now, it’s very humbling. It’s a great experience, especially the kids. The kids are awesome (especially) when the kid’s face lights up and some of the boys have their hair spiked up in mohawks and they’ve got pictures and they draw pictures. It’s a very very humbling experience and it’s great to meet the fans in person. Because when you’re in the ring at the arena, you don’t get that opportunity so this is why doing these Cricket Wireless meet and greets are so much fun and so important to me.”
That last statement was the absolute truth. Despite his intimidating look and the fact that he plays a “bad guy” on tv, Sheamus is a genuinely nice and sincere guy. He spent plenty of time with his fans and made each interaction unique and personal. He’s definitely a class act.
As for that pose you keep seeing him doing with his arm extended and his thumb turned sideways? That’s “the bar” as in his catchphrase “we don’t just raise the bar, we ARE the bar.” I think that Ford started using that in commercials recently too so their ad reps may have a Brogue kick coming soon…
Bebop and Rocksteady are actually the nicknames that were given to my biceps but I decided to keep the guns holstered. Aside from it being a bit chilly outside, my guns would have looked tiny compared to his arms! However big you think he may look in photos or on tv, he’s even bigger in person!
We joked about being a tag team but I mentioned that I’d have to be a cruiserweight since he outweighs me by 100 pounds. He agreed that would be awesome and requested that I come beat up the current champion, Enzo Amore so cash me outside Zo!
Anyway, it was a great time with food, artists, vendors and prizes. Oh yeah that reminds me! Sheamus must have passed along some luck of the Irish because I spun a prize wheel and won an autograph from WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler!
30 minutes later, they held a raffle drawing and I also won an Alcatel PulseMix smartphone, a Snapbak Sound case, a Snapbak Lightup case and a Snapbak Power case! That’s right, when it comes to winning Cricket Wireless products, I don’t just raise the bar, I AM the bar.
Seriously though, it was an awesome time so shoutout to the event host Brea and all of the Northeast Plaza Cricket Wireless staff! #STSA
Also make sure to tune into the WWE Network on Sunday November 19th to watch Sheamus and the rest of the WWE Superstars compete at the Survivor Series PPV!
So, at one point, Sheamus was asked which he prefers, hot cocoa or warm apple cider. He chose hot cocoa (so would I) but that reminded me that my friend Melinda Corse recently posted the new Hot Cocoa Oreos in our Facebook foodie group Phenomnomnomenal (click here to join now!) and asked if I had tried them yet.
I swear, every time that I tell myself I won’t be trying any more crazy Oreo flavors, I get called back into the game! Anyway, long story short, these are incredible! Again, my disclaimer is that I’m an Oreo purist so none of these wacky new flavors will ever match the OG’s, but these may have just shot up to second place!
In a separate Oreo post in Phenomnomnomenal, another member, Kathleen Flynn, joked about having an Oreo tasting party with every flavor. Although she might have been joking, that’s actually a great idea! Hey Kathleen, If you actually go through with this party, make sure these hot cocoa’s are on the menu!
Do you have another item, restaurant or recipe that we should try? Tell us about it in the comments below!
Oh yeah, speaking of Phenomnomnomenal, take a closer look at that shirt!
“Is that a hot dog on your pocket or are you just happy to see me”?
This was one of the birthday presents from my brother and his family. Now do you see why adulting is so hard? They’re enabling me! This shirt is pretty awesome though. Burgers? Fries? Ice Cream? What’s not to love?
Wait…I know what you’re thinking. “Where’s the pizza”? Don’t worry fam, I’ve got you covered. Check it out!
This drawstring pizza bag is hilarious! …or at least I think so but again, adulting is hard. (Check out the bag and order your own on Amazon.com by clicking here)
Although most of us will never be a WWE tag team champion like Sheamus, forming a tag team of your own can help you stick to your fitness goals. Finding an accountability partner is a smart way to keep yourself on track by sharing goals, tips and encouragement. This doesn’t necessarily have to be a paid trainer or someone local for that matter. Even if you can’t make it to the gym together, having someone check-in to make sure that you went and to push and inspire you can make a world of difference. If you haven’t hit your 2017 New Year resolution yet, don’t give up! Use the buddy system and make these last 6 weeks count!
Do you have a fitness question you’d like answered or an accomplishment you’d like to share? Tell us about it in the comments below!
Hellfire (Sheamus Theme) – CFO$
Ninja Rap – Vanilla Ice (Go Ninja Go Ninja Go!)
Rockstar – Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
Throw it in the Bag – Fabolous ft The Dream
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Aside from checking out WWE Survivor Series this Sunday, I’m also looking forward to catching the new Justice League movie that I’ve been counting down for over a year! Hmm, I should sneak the rest of this bag of Oreos in with me…
Also, since this post has a wrestling theme, I highly recommend checking out the Ric Flair 30 for 30 documentary on ESPN if you haven’t already. It’ll make you laugh, cry and inspired all at the same time. It really is that good! WOOOO!
Whatever you get into, I hope that it’s incredible. Now go and brogue kick this week right in the face and crush it!
Okay folks, that’s a wrap but until next time, May the Fork be With You…
“Cupcakes are just muffins that believed in miracles…”