There have been a ton of characters that have come and gone in the pro wrestling world over the decades. Some work while others don’t, but the ones that work continue to evolve over time.
Throughout the years in the WWE, there have been iconic characters and some that WWE Chairman McMahon would like to forget. For former WWE Champion Sheamus, he’s someone who remembers these top wrestlers who got over a character that is memorable. Thus, he misses the old days and characters in wrestling. This is something that he talked about during a recent interview with solowrestling.com.
“Today a very different product is offered,” said Sheamus. “I think we’re missing some characters. Yes, I believe it. I think we are leaving the creation of characters a little abandoned. Any important series like Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead base their product around the characters and their background. I think the athletes and wrestlers that we have today are the best in the history of the business, although, in turn, I think the business has changed to what people want to see.”
Sheamus did point out that the character which is unique that Finn Balor portrays is often forgotten about despite being a fan favorite.
“Then you see Finn Bálor with his alter ego from The Demon, you also have the Bludgeon Brothers – there are a lot of characters, but I think they should be reinforced a bit more,” stated Sheamus. “Perhaps one of the most popular characters that WWE has right now is the prodigy of NXT, The Velveteen Dream. He is a 23-year-old star, talented and with an arrogant character who is destined to do great things in the future.”
“I do not mean characters like The Berzerker or Papa Shango,” said Sheamus. “I do not mean unrealistic characters. I mean things about which people can feel identified. But that’s one thing that talent should do itself, and it’s taking the opportunity to show fans a personal side. Although I reiterate again, we have never had as many talented stars as we have today.”