WWE superstar Sheamus recently caught up with talkSport to discuss his established career in WWE. Sheamus looks back on the majority of his work with a fond eye, however, he remembers a time back in 2015 when being a part of "The League Of Nations" felt like a step in the wrong direction.
"So, what happened was I had just beaten Roman [Reigns]. I cashed in the Money in the Bank," Sheamus explained. "This was on a Sunday at Survivor Series. I didn't even know I was going to cash in until that night. And then the next night on RAW, that day on RAW, they told us they had put this group together, the League of Nations.
"By the way, this whole came from Jamie Noble. I remember Jamie Noble telling me, 'I got this idea! Hilarious!' I was thinking, 'OK. How's this going to work? What's the idea?' There was no idea behind it. There was no plan behind it, and then on RAW, they just put the four of us together."
Sheamus was under the impression that each member of "The League Of Nations" was holding their own as a singles competitor and didn't need to become part of a stable. Once combined, they were being booked in matches where they would lose 4-on-1 to Roman Reigns.
"Even though all four of us individually were doing pretty good, pretty successful, and holding our own weight in the company. So, basically you had four strong heels, and they were put together to make a really weak faction called League of Nations," Sheamus said. "People talk about The Shield being this dominant, and all these other groups being dominant. The thing is like we could easily be like a hugely successful group, very dominant, but in our first match together, which was SmackDown after — so we debuted on RAW, then we beat up Roman, and then on SmackDown, we basically lost a four-on-one match to Roman the very next day."
Sheamus believes that "The League Of Nations" could have been scripted to look as dominant as other popular stables during that time in WWE, like "The Shield" and "The Wyatt Family". He says that he was ultimately relieved when the group broke up and went back to doing their own things.
"You look at The Wyatt — You had The Wyatt Family, you had The Shield and everything. There's no reason why we couldn't have been just as dominant as those groups," Sheamus said. "Of course they're dominant because that's the way they're booked. But we weren't booked that way. We were literally booked to build Roman.
"They didn't need four people, four top heels, to go in there into that group and do that. They could've had two, three, whatever," Sheamus added. "But yeah, when it started imploding, everyone in the group started losing our minds. That's just like butting heads against everybody and just a complete disaster by the end. But at the end, I think all of us were just kind of like, 'I'm glad that's over.'"
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