The WWE this year has decided to announce virtually all the participants of the two Royal Rumble of the homonymous premium live event because now they are not even called pay-per-view anymore, but the thing is not really thrilling everyone.
One of these is Irishman Sheamus who is one of 15 male competitors to be announced for the 2022 Royal Rumble. For now, we are halfway through for the male side and already at 21 for the female side.
Backstage news on Sheamus
Speaking with Louis Dangoor of GiveMeSport, the Celtic warrior said he much prefers to be surprised at the Royal Rumble and not know everything in advance: “I know that this year they have announced a lot of competitors for the women's Royal Rumble.
I like that they just show up. I'm not a big fan of telling people who will be there. I think that of men is a little more secret. They announced like ten people who are currently active on the roster. On the women's side, there are a lot of girls coming back.
It shows us how much they missed the product and how much they missed being in the ring." When asked how much information they gave him as the match approached, Sheamus said: "We all know our numbers and when we have to go out.
I'm not going to ruin the match for anyone. What we do is entertainment, I don't. like to take it off or reveal everything. All I'm going to say is, we know what our numbers are and what we need to do in there. Everyone knows their number, but they won't find out their number until two or three hours before the show.
There have been a couple who have been very close to finding out when we get out in the ring. This can be a little stressful, especially if you are new. Now, I've been there for 12 years, it doesn't bother me at all." During the latest episode of WWE's The Bump, Michaels praised the multi-time world champion for his backstage efforts to help younger stars.
"(...)You're one of those leaders out there," said Michaels. "Because you were a wonderful young man coming in the door, and it's great to see all the success that you've had and that you're continuing to pass it on. That's honestly a huge sign of respect from me to you because you've earned it, young man." The Celtic Warrior gained fame on WWE television toward the tail end of Shawn Michaels' full-time wrestling career.
As a result, Sheamus received significant advice from the two-time Hall of Famer when he was a newbie in the sports entertainment world.