The very first WWE Wrestler of the Week was victorious on both Raw and SmackDown, while also making appearances after the shows were over. He is scheduled for a championship match at this Sunday’s TLC pay-per-view. He is a former champion of the title which he will be challenging for this Sunday. He was the first Irish-born WWE Champion. He is Sheamus.
On the December 7th edition of Friday Night Smackdown, Sheamus was in the opening segment with World Heavyweight Champion Big Show and Booker T, which resulted in a no contact clause until their match at TLC. Sheamus was victorious in the main event of Smackdown, defeating Alberto Del Rio by submission using the cloverleaf to force Del Rio to tap. Although Sheamus consistently is part of the main event scene on Smackdown, he needed to win in order to have momentum going into his match against Big Show at TLC.
On this past Monday night Raw edition, Sheamus appeared in the opening segment which also involved Dolph Ziggler and Big Show. Sheamus would go on to face Ziggler later in the night. These two have had many matches with each other before, but they are both great wrestlers who always put on a good show. WWE probably didn’t want either superstar to look weak, which is why Sheamus won by disqualification when Ziggler hit him with a chair. Either way, Sheamus still gets put another tally in the win column.
The two wins this week put Sheamus at 2-0. No other WWE superstar was victorious on both Raw and Smackdown, helping Sheamus’ right to be the very first WWE Wrestler of the Week. However, Sheamus’ success did not end when the shows went off the air. On Raw, after the brawl involving many superstars in scheduled matches at TLC, Sheamus along with other top faces (John Cena, Team Hell No, Ryback) were left in the ring with Dolph Ziggler. All superstars, including Sheamus, hit their signature moves on Ziggler, just for the crowd.
Camel Clutch Blog’s first WWE Wrestler of the Week certainly earned it and perhaps it is a sign of things to come this Sunday. There is a chance that this will be Sheamus’ final opportunity to win back the World Heavyweight Championship from the Big Show. With much emphasis on the Money in the Bank briefcase though, perhaps Sheamus or Big Show will have a short reign. Either way, Sheamus should be perceived as having great momentum going into his match and once again makes this match a difficult one to predict.
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