Sheamus claims SmackDown turned him and Daniel Bryan into superstars

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It's been a week now since the WWE made the shocking announcement that they were going to make SmackDown live on Tuesday nights as well as there being a new brand split, with a Draft coming to choose the new rosters.

The upcoming draft has caused a lot of debate about which superstars will end up on what roster, with rumours circulating that Roman Reigns has been tabbed to be the number one pick for Monday Night Raw, while John Cena will end up on SmackDown.

It will be exciting to see where all WWE - and even NXT - superstars end up at the culmination of the Draft. Some WWE stars have already come out and said they want to be on SmackDown, something that Sheamus has now commented on.


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Speaking with zap2it.com to promote the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie - in which he plays the villainous Rocksteady - Sheamus said that the brand split will be incredible for some of the younger talents on the WWE roster.

According to Sheamus, it was the SmackDown move that turned him into the main event player he became. 

Huge Opportunity

“I think it’s great. I think the brand split is good,” he said. “When I came into WWE in 2009, I had a huge opportunity and got a huge push. It was fantastic.”

The Irishman then went on to add that the SmackDown move wasn't only good for him, but a certain Daniel Bryan as well.

“Myself and Daniel Bryan made it because of ‘Smackdown.’ We were doing two-minute segments on ‘Raw’ before we moved over to the blue brand,” he revealed.

“To me, ‘Smackdown’ is much more the wrestling style show.”

Big Talent Pool

For Sheamus, the chance to have two distinct brands that are going to be battling against each other week in week out will help the next generation of superstars rise, much like it did for him last decade.

“The great thing about ‘Smackdown’ was, when things were separated last time, a lot of guys were able to breakout,” Sheamus says. “We’ve got great characters and such a vast pool of talent that hasn’t really gotten the chance to shine yet.”

We'll have to wait and see who goes where, but with Sasha Banks and Sami Zayn already stating their desire to be on the Tuesday night show, it seems more could follow suit. 

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