WWE Star Sheamus On The League Of Nations: "There Was A Lot Of Troubles With The Group"

Too many egos and not enough victories...

After winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series 2015, Sheamus formed The League Of Nations with Rusev, King Barrett and Alberto Del Rio. The group did not experience much success together and were widely panned within the wrestling world. 

During a recent interview with Cultaholic Wrestling's Jack King, The Celtic Warrior said "there was a lot of troubles with the group" from its inception. The primary issue was the stable was only created to put Roman Reigns over on the road to WrestleMania 32 because fans were in open rebellion against The Big Dog's push. All four members of The League Of Nations thought they were better off individually, and were ultimately unhappy about just being used as fodder for Roman which caused egos within the faction to clash and animosity to build amongst the four members.

Sheamus said: "There was a lot of troubles with the group. It was four guys who were awesome. Like really really good individuals. And then we got put together, and the idea was Vince wants to get Roman going and Roman had kind of like that stigma and I'd been there before too. Like 'oh he's being pushed. The machine is pushing him. Let's go against the grain and kind of two fingers up kind of thing like that.' So, we were brought in and I think I'd taken the title off Roman already and I was doing these promos and then they put all of us together, and the first match we had was we worked together on Monday, SmackDown on the Tuesday, he beat all four of us in a Handicap match and it was just downhill from there. And it was just frustrating because a lot of us kind of did clash a bit. 

"Everyone was just so frustrated the way we were going and there was a lot of egos in the group too that would just clash with each other because we weren't happy where we were. As individuals we were way stronger than we were as a team, but it just happens. Again, the whole point of that entire group, there's a reason behind everything WWE does, and the reason behind the League Of Nations group, it wasn't to build a League Of Nations it was to push Roman, to get Roman going."

As of writing, WrestleMania 36 is less than one month away and is available to watch on BT Sport Box Office.

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