Monday, 11 July 2016

WWE: Superstar Collection - Sheamus

Image Source: Amazon
Written By: Mark Armstrong

Running Time: 90 Minutes
Certificate: 12
Number Of Discs: 1
Studio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
Released: February 10 2014

Amongst the four performers who got a UK release for their Superstar Collection, Sheamus is the only one who hasn't had a separate DVD release. Therefore, his mini-compilation is more comprehensive than the others.

We get his first two WWE Title victories (against Cena in a Tables bout at TLC 2009 and against Cena, Edge & Orton at Fatal 4 Way 2010 in - yes- a four-way bout), as well as his King Of The Ring tournament-winning match against John Morrison from November 2010, a successful United States Title challenge opposite Daniel Bryan from March 2011, and the closing moments of his triumphant Royal Rumble 2012 performance. Match quality is pretty high across the board and each bout is a justifiable inclusion. Strangely, though, we don't get his World Title win over Bryan from WrestleMania XXVIII (which did only last 18 seconds, after all).

Since this is the only Sheamus DVD to date, this has the most appeal of any of the Superstar Collections which got a UK release. Of course, it helps if you're a fan of the Celtic Warrior, but even if you're not, this is a good recap of (most of) the key moments from Sheamus' early years, and a reminder that he was a genuinely important and appreciated part of WWE before his career was reduced to battling off chants of "You look stupid!"

Overall Rating: 7/10 - Respectable

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