On Monday night in the opening match of RAW, Sheamus won the United States Championship for the second time in his career when he defeated 19 other men, including the champion Dean Ambrose, in an over-the-top battle royal that was ordered by HHH following the Shield defeating Evolution last night at Extreme Rules.
Immediately following the match backstage, Renee Young caught up with Sheamus who cut a short promo to celebrate the win.
The battle royal itself was rather entertaining as they don’t use them often. There were some big names involved including the Big Show, Mark Henry and Dolph Ziggler.
The story afterward though was when HHH came out and told all three members of the Shield that they will be in the main event tonight against the Wyatt Family. It’s just another step in the right direction for this tremendous feud.
As for the Sheamus title win, there’s no telling where they plan on going from here with this. It’s been said lately that the company plans on turning him heel at some point, presumably after the upcoming European tour.
Nonetheless, this is where the title stands right now and, whether heel or face, Sheamus at least keeps the belt somewhat legitimate.