In an interview with Irish Central, Sheamus discussed what it means to be the WWE U.S. Champion.

“Being the U.S. Champion is a big deal for me. Knowing that my ancestors built this country, it’s kind of like, the Irish were treated badly in this country for a long time, with a lot of tacky Irish stereotypes, so to me it’s kind of like a bragging right. I’m enjoying shoving it down people’s throats that an Irish guy is their champion.

I’m representing Ireland again, I’m the champion of the United States of America and there are going to be some great matches, but I’m going to give everything I have to steal the show at Wrestlemania. I’m an Irishman who came up from a small little country, followed his dream and now I hold the title.”

On his upcoming match Wrestlemania match with Daniel Bryan, Sheamus commented: “I want people walking away from Wrestlemania talking about our match.”

(thanks to Mike Informer for sending in the link)