Sheamus opens up about medical issue he had before winning the WWE Royal Rumble

Sheamus is a previous winner, having done so in 2012. He stated that it was a wonderful honor because he grew up loving the event.

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By Blesson Daniel | Jan 27, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Sheamus recently talked with FanSided Daily DDT’s Graham ‘GSM’ Matthews about the upcoming Royal Rumble PPV.

The Celtic Warrior is a previous winner, having done so in 2012. He stated that it was a wonderful honor because he grew up loving the event.

“Sometimes it feels like more than 10 years, and sometimes it feels like less. I can’t explain how it works,” he added. “But it was an incredible experience for me, the Rumble was one of my favorite PPVs as a kid growing up. Obviously, we’ve had a lot of World Champions and Universal Champions, but very few people can say they’ve had the honor of winning the Royal Rumble. For me to win that in ‘12 was incredible.”

Sheamus won the match in 2012 by eliminating Chris Jericho. He admitted that many people were rooting for the AEW star to win.

The WWE Superstar, on the other hand, thought the ending was powerful, with a number of false eliminations.

“I know a lot of people were upset because a lot of people were hoping Jericho was going to do it in ‘12. Probably even Jericho himself. But it was definitely up there as one of the biggest achievements of my career.

“I was lucky enough when me and Chris were in there, we had a lot of time, especially at the end. We created a lot of false eliminations between us so that really gripped a lot of people, it was a lot of fun.”

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Sheamus on WWE Royal Rumble

Sheamus may be remembered for winning the contest, but he revealed that the day began with a freak injury.

When the Celtic Warrior awoke, he had a sty in his eye. Before the bell sounded, he needed to figure out what was going on. In fact, it was so bad that he could barely see in front of him.

“The morning of I woke up with a sty, so my eye was down like this,” he explained. “The first four hours I was running around with a hot rag trying to burst the sty. I’m thinking to myself, ‘I’m about to win the Royal Rumble, probably the biggest thing that I’ve done in WWE, and I can barely see out of my left eye, or right eye,’ I couldn’t remember which one it was because I had a sty in it. This is my life to a tee.”

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