Sheamus debuted in the WWE in a huge way, but it seems that his star quality has faded dramatically over the past year.
Sheamus was given a huge push in his rookie year working for the WWE. The main reason for this is that he’s Triple H‘s “workout partner”. Since he managed to become friends with Triple H, he immediately raced to the top of the ladder.
In a somewhat controversial move, the company decided to make him the WWE Champion just five months after he debuted. This seemed odd because there have been a lot of other wrestlers who have worked hard for many years, and they never get a chance to become WWE Champion.
Still, WWE pushed Sheamus hard, but fans were not buying it.
Fast forward to 2012, and the company again pushed Sheamus to the moon. They made him go on a long winning streak, and he beat Daniel Bryan for the World Heavyweight championship in 18 seconds. His short victory over Bryan may have backfired on the WWE because fans started to cheer for Bryan more and were booing Sheamus.
Now we are here in 2013, and Bryan has become the top babyface of the company.
He’s set to face John Cena for the WWE Title at SummerSlam, and he also gets cheered heavily on a weekly basis. As for Sheamus, fans still boo him even though he’s meant to be a babyface. Not to mention, there is some backstage resentment towards him in the locker room because he’s been labelled as not being a team player.
If Sheamus wants to be on top again, he’ll probably have to change his image to win the respect from both the fans and his peers.