First off, I'm a big fan of the guy. He has decent ring work and can cut some decent promos. Last year he was in the main event picture and even wont he WWE Title, now he is jobbbing to guys like John Morrison and involved in fueds with the likes of Santino and Vladimir.
WWE had the power to make him a monster like they did with umaga, but instead they had John Cena and others poke fun of him calling him the human jar of mayonaise to where they made him look like a joke and less credible.
In WWE you always end up paying on air dues. Since Sheamus got a mega push off the bat now he has to pay some of those victories back to help others out who need to get over like John Morrison. I wouldnt worry, I'm sure he'll have a Wrestle Mania match with Triple H and to switch things up Sheamus may win that one!
I don't see it as him jobbing to John Morrison, it was more of him helping Morrison reach that level he is/was on. I can see Sheamus back in the title hunt in February as he is going to be one of the six people in the Chamber match for sure.
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I feel the same way about Sheamus as I do about Kozlov and Marrella.
Look at this:
Sheamus comes in, destroys everyone on ECW, absolutely decimates Jamie Noble and moves on to RAW. After a tiny amount of time he wins the battle royal for a breakout star to face Cena at TLC, wins a match we all wanted him to but never expected.
Speant the remainder of the year destroying everyone, wins another title, puts HHH on the shelf and EVEN wins the KOTR.
Now he's being slowly turned into a joke using the following people:
Won to intercontinental championship from Umaga when he was red hot in his first ever match for the WWE. Became a peoples' champion because his character had no experience of pro wrestling and had finally destroyed the unstoppable force that was Umaga.
He becomes a multi time IC champ and enters the whole angle with Beth. Becomes a comedy character outside the ring and for no reason whatsoever they made him a comedy character inside the ring. Before parntering him with...
Entered at the main event, annihilates everyone, the man is a monster, main eventing SD and PPVS and then moves to ECW and becomes a gimmick wrestler with his red shorts and soviet jacket. Moves to RAW because they had nothing for him, becomes Santino's sidekick and his career is ruined.
The man should have been WHC.
They do it with people all the time for NO reason. They have someone really promising and for some reason they begin to laugh at them.
To an above poster, I highly doubt that Sheamus will beat Hunter again. But after that whole feud with him and Hunter, I'd like to see a move to Smackdown. After he's done with HHH, everything else on RAW would feel kind of "been there done that" with him. Unless he feuds with Bryan, which would be a downgrade...
If sheamus went to smackdown i would actually watch. There are plenty of people he could fued with over at smackdown including taker, edge, mysterio, big show, alberto just to name a few. He has accomplished everything there is to do on raw.
What's happening with Sheamus is what should have happened with him when he was first moved to Raw. They're building his credibility by putting him up against real competition, and giving him a reason to be in the position he's in.
He had earned nothing when he won the title last year, and it showed. The crowd didn't care. They were more baffled than anything. What had he done at that point to even warrant getting a title match, let alone winning it?
Now he's earning his keep. Sheamus has become far more enjoyable in the last couple of months than he previously had been, and he's finally coming into his own. He'll be a champion again, but this time, they're doing it the right way.
As far as one of the responses goes, regarding Sheamus being like Santino and Kozlov, I don't find that to be the case at all. Sheamus has an element above both of those guys that allows him to be a viable contender for the main event scene. Santino was never destined to be anymore than a comedic character, at least now he's getting some recognition out of it. Kozlov was absolutely horrible in the ring when he came in. They tried to push him, and it failed miserably. Giving him the belt would have been a terrible, terrible mistake. His feud with Triple H in '08 was one of the most dull and boring scenarios I've seen in WWE in a long time.
He's far better suited where he is, in a slightly comedic role playing "bodyguard" of sorts to a smaller character.