In a recent interview with the UK’s “Daily Star,” Sheamus talks about health, working in WWE, and wanting to face a celebrity in the ring. Sheamus is currently overseas with WWE performing on the company’s last European tour of 2014.
Discussing which celebrity he would like to get in the ring with, Sheamus says Hugh Jackman is the guy. He said,
“Hugh Jackman would be a good fight. I’m a big fan of his and I know he’s a fan of WWE – he’s been to see the shows a couple of times. I think he’d be great in the ring.”
When discussing the European tour that he and other superstars are currently on, Sheamus said,
“It’s going to be a great night of entertainment – everything that you see on TV but better! The atmosphere is going to be electric and there’s all the superstars, the action and the beautiful divas.”
Sheamus also discussed when he knew he wanted to become a wrestler and if he thought he’d be a success in the business, saying,
“I was about six when I became a fan of wrestling and by my early 20s I realised I could make a go of it. I wasn’t sure where my career would take me but I was willing to take the risk.
I always had high hopes. I always believed I would be successful, you have to have that mentality. I always wanted to be bigger and better. I was very confident.”
He then goes on to describe the diet and exercise program he uses to maintain health and build, saying,
“I do cardio, lift weights, work on my legs, my arms, my chest, plus my back, shoulders and triceps. I do about two hours a day [four days a week]. Some wrestlers don’t like to do cardio as they feel it takes away from their strength but at this stage I’m not too worried.
I like to stretch for a while as well, it’s something I’ve been doing for a couple of years and will hopefully make my career longer. [I eat six meals a day, including] a few protein shakes, chicken, egg whites and porridge.
I love ice cream. I’m a big fan of Ben and Jerry’s. When we’re on the road travelling I might grab a McDonalds too. Something like a chicken sandwich but I’ll get rid of the bun to make it healthy. It’s fine as long as you don’t eat junk food all the time.”
Sheamus also discusses the Be A Star anti-bullying campaign and more. You can read the entire interview here.