Sheamus Talks About Staying Out Of The Sun, Orton, Miz & More
On going to the beach: We stay as far away from each other as possible. I like Daytona for the bikes, the Harleys.
On being the first Irish-born WWE Champion: It means everything to me. I gave up a lot and sacrificed a lot to come to the U.S. to follow my dream. I was pretty serious as to what I wanted to do. You have to make your own opportunities. I was a little bit surprised at my quick success, but I knew if I got the opportunity I would take it. It's a great honor. It's opened up a lot of peoples' eyes to the product and it has created a big following back home. It's a dream come true.
Who's the bigger threat - Orton or The Miz? Once you become WWE champion, there's a target on your back. Everyone wants the title. Orton is an extreme threat to me. He's been champion multiple times. I'm better than anyone. I'm the best in the world. There's a payback for The Miz coming. Maybe I'll teach him a lesson in Daytona and put his (guaranteed title shot) suitcase away for good.
On his future: The future is bright. It's laced with gold. I want to make sure I'm the longest reigning WWE champion. With the truce with Nexus and Cena occupied, there's no one to take me out. I'm here for the long term.
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