The Irish Central interviewed new WWE Champion Sheamus. Sheamus commented on being the first Irish and European born wrestler to ever hold the WWE Championship. Here is another excerpt:
Being from Ireland, it’s kind of hard. WWE doesn’t come over to Ireland too much, and there’s no wrestling schools in Ireland; there are a few in England, but the level has dropped off significantly. Basically, I had to find a way to get noticed, and getting experience with documentaries and films was great, and it helped me get in front of the camera.