"That whole 'this is our club and we don't work with you guys' (caused it). I think just as Sheamus and I left the scene the companies were starting to work together. But yeah, Sheamus put Irish wrestling on the map. I just had a chat with him last night, he's in good form. I was never aware of being an 'international hope', for me I was just happy to do what I was doing and still am. Obviously I would've loved to work with Sheamus but the opportunities never arose because of the divide there. It's sad but you can't change the past but ultimately I hope people can learn from it and change the future for the lads that are still wrestling now."
Devitt also talked about what other countries can learn from Japanese wrestling:
"The whole system in Japan is tailored towards respect. I think the way people are trained in the west, some people may get it too easy, whereas in Japan everyone comes through the exact same way and everyone has come through the hard way. If I look across the ring from a lad in Japan, I know exactly what he's been through to get there."
Got a news tip or correction? Send it to us by clicking here.
Short URL: http://goo.gl/PvPlFj
WWE Monday Night RAW Live Results, Your Feedback And Viewing Party
Jim Ross Blogs About TNA-Destination America, Jerry Lawler's DVD, Sunny's Possible Adult Film Career
WWE Announces End Of Second-Screen Experiences For RAW, SmackDown And WWE Network Events
WWE Hiring Scott Hall For A Job With NXT Soon?, More From Recent Incident With Hall At Indie Event
New Details On The Undertaker DVD Set, JBL And Renee Young Make Announcement, NXT TV Tapings
Photos: WWE Divas Working Together In A New York City Recording Studio Today
Memorial Day Video For Tonight's RAW, WWE Legend Wrestles At Restaurant, Lana's Best Match, HOH
Triple H And Seth Rollins To Feud?, Samoa Joe Talks NXT Debut, Five Former WWE Divas Reunite
Mick Foley, Jim Ross, Natalya And Others Remember Owen Hart
Booker T Talks Wrestlers Like Dean Ambrose Not Lasting Long, Talent "Phoning It In", Daniel Bryan
WWE Superstars Crash Wedding After Live Event, Photo Of Reunited WWE Divas, Boogeyman Scares People
Backstage News On Samoa Joe's WWE Contract, Injured WWE Superstar Grows A Beard, Sami Zayn