Sheamus has looked back on his match with Gunther at Clash At The Castle, saying it was the biggest moment of his career so far.
On September 3rd, WWE held its first UK stadium event in 30 years when it brought Clash At The Castle to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
The main event of the night saw Drew McIntyre challenging Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. However, after the event, the other match everyone was talking about was the showdown between Sheamus and Gunther for the Intercontinental Championship.
The hard-hitting fight was widely praised by fans and critics alike, with Dave Meltzer awarding it a 5-star rating, something that is rare for a WWE match. Even though he was unable to overcome Gunther, Sheamus was given a standing ovation from the crowd for his efforts.
During a recent appearance on WWE’s After The Bell podcast, The Celtic Warrior said the reception he received from the UK audience was something he’ll never forget.
“They say Rome isn’t built in a day and success isn’t overnight, it took me 13 years in my WWE career to earn that moment and it was unbelievable.
“The reception I got when I went out there, I didn’t know what way it was going to go. Gunther obviously has a cult following from being NXT UK Champion for so many years, so I didn’t know what to expect.
“It’s a moment I’ll never forget. It’s probably the biggest moment I’ve had to this point in WWE.”
Discussing whether he went out to steal the show in Cardiff, Sheamus said that was always his goal.
“Of course! That’s the goal for everybody. if that’s not your goal in this business, then what the hell are you doing here? Me and Drew are best mates, but I was going out there to steal the show.
“That was the goal from day one, once I knew this match was happening. ‘I’m stealing the show here, there is no doubt about it.’”
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.