Ex-WWE Superstar Explains Why Sheamus Beat Him 55 Times

Sheamus has defeated dozens of WWE opponents with his Brogue Kick finisher. Nic Nemeth, formerly known as Dolph Ziggler, recently shed light on why he frequently received the devastating finishing move.

According to Cagematch.net, Nemeth lost 55 matches against Sheamus between 2011 and 2020. Many of those bouts occurred in 2015 when The Celtic Warrior returned after WrestleMania 31 and targeted smaller wrestlers on the roster.

Nemeth appeared on the latest episode of Eyes Up Here with ECW legend Francine. He revealed that former WWE Chairman Vince McMahon wanted him to face Sheamus because of the way he sold the Brogue Kick:

“It’s like, ‘Oh, cool, I’m doing something great,’ and then it gets into like, ‘I don’t know who’s winning the world title tonight, but let’s make sure we get that Sheamus kick on Dolph because it’s gonna look so good,'” Nemeth said. [9:18 – 9:27]

Nemeth did not see any storyline logic behind his feud with Sheamus. He thinks McMahon only booked the matches because of the finish:

“It got to a point where I think there was a couple of months on SmackDown where I was just fighting Sheamus for no reason because they wanted to see me take his finish, and I get it because there’s some pretty great GIFs out there. It looks awesome because I had it do it great,” Nemeth continued. [9:28 – 9:42] (h/t: Sportskeeda)

The long-term rivals faced each other three times in singles matches at premium live events. One of their most notable bouts occurred at No Way Out 2012, where Nemeth unsuccessfully challenged Sheamus for the World Heavyweight Championship

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