WWE Superstar Sheamus recently spoke about The League or Nation and revealed that the group was created to push Roman Reigns. He was with TalkSport and he spoke about that. He stated that he enjoyed most of his career. However, he did not like joining The League of Nations.
"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.
Shaemus on 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." He also stated that the members of The League of Nations were very good solo wrestlers.
They could really do very well when performing alone, so Shaemus didn’t really understand why they were put together. They were also losing 4 on 1 matches 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."
"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.