If Sheamus thought the Superstars of WWE's New Era were afraid of a fight, he has another thing coming. On this Sunday's Money in the Bank, WWE rookie Apollo Crews will rise to the challenge of the hard-hitting Celtic Warrior and look to silence the well-established bully, as announced on WWE's Twitter.
The destructive Dubliner declared war on WWE's New Era after losing to Sami Zayn in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match last month. Irate over the loss, Sheamus took out his frustrations on Crews, tossing the jacked newcomer around the interview area backstage while bemoaning WWE's much-ballyhooed infusion of new talent. The backstage ambush likely contributed to Crews’ own loss in a Money in the Bank qualifier match later that night against Chris Jericho.
Heeding the words of one of WWE's most experienced Superstars, Big Show, the boulder-shouldered newcomer from Stone Mountain, Georgia, showed no fear the next time he encountered Sheamus. As The Celtic Warrior bragged to other Superstars about his role in the summer blockbuster “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows,” Crews confronted the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion and promptly put him on his backside with a clubbing blow.
Now, the two Superstars are headed for a collision on the Kickoff. Whether Sheamus truly feels threatened by the emergence of New Era Superstars — as Big Show alleges — is unknown, but The Celtic Warrior's might is not. Will Sheamus’ full-speed-ahead fisticuffs and ample experience under the bright lights give him the edge against Crews? Or can the five-tool player earn the most pivotal victory of his young career, giving the entire New Era a symbolic win in the process?