WWE exclusive: SmackDown Live's Sheamus names NXT UK's top superstar

Sheamus has named NXT UK's top guy

Sheamus has named Wolfgang as NXT UK's top superstar. 

The Celtic Warrior, who currently performs on SmackDown Live, was speaking to GIVEMESPORT ahead of WWE's move to BT Sport last month.

During an exclusive interview, he reserved very high praise for the Scotsman, who currently forms one-third of the stable Gallus. 

"I wrestled Wolfgang in 2005, he was awesome. He just looks like he takes chunks out of trees and eats live sheep! I probably shouldn’t say that, he’ll be after me!" Sheamus said. 

"He’s a rugged, Scottish barbarian. He’s great in the ring. The way he moves around for his size is phenomenal and he’s a great lad. He’s going to be a huge star for NXT UK for a long time.

"The tag-team [Gallus] is doing great obviously, but there are times when they will want to branch off into singles stuff. He’s one of my favourites."  

It's no surprise that Wolfgang has caught Sheamus' eye, given how dominant Gallus have been recently. 

He and partner Mark Coffey are current NXT UK Tag-Team Champions and successfully defended their belts in a four-way ladder match at UK TakeOver: Blackpool II last month. 

Wolfgang and Mark defended their titles last month

While two-thirds of the Gallus stable defended their gold that night, Joe Coffey was also in action in the main event. 

He faced NXT UK Champion WALTER in a brutal match, coming up just short against the Austrian. 

Despite that, Gallus have continued to make their presence known on the NXT UK roster, so it's no surprise to hear Sheamus is a big fan of the stable and in particular, Wolfgang.

Sheamus is a big fan of Wolfgang

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