Who The Hell Is Sheamus?

Ok, I already admitted that I don’t keep up with the dealings, comings & going in the world of wrestling like I used to and am at best a casual observer for the past 2 years but who the heck is this guy Sheamus! I mean he comes outta nowhere and wins the WWE Championship on RAW!

Pale, pasty white skinned (reminds me of toothpaste) and a mop of bright orange/red hair, the Irishman moved to the WWE in 2006 but was in the development sections till July 2009 that he got a huge push into the main WWE matches. He had feuds with Goldust and Shelton Benjamin & Jamie Noble. He made his pay-per-view debut on Survivor Series and later on RAW won a battle royal to become the #1 contender for John Cena’s WWE Championship.

On December 13, at the TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view, Sheamus defeated Cena to win the WWE Championship, his first championship in WWE, making him the first Irish-born WWE Champion. I hear he’s being taunted with chants of ‘You can’t wrestle’ in many arenas but can’t state anything as I am yet to catch one of his matches.

2010 Royal Rumble Winner : Edge

Alright, nice way to make a comeback. I don’t usually get to watch much tv these days and get to watch WWE wrestling once in a blue moon, so this evening when I just switched on the tv and I saw that they were broadcasting the Royal Rumble event – I thought I’ll sit me down and watch it. Adam Copeland aka Edge came back from a long absence to win the Royal Rumble. He was last seen on July 3rd, where in a match against Jeff Hardy, his Achilles tendon tore and he had to undergo surgery.

At the time, it was reported that he would have to miss upto a year of wrestling but surprise, surprise, the roof came down on the crowd at the Atlanta venue as Edge walked in at the number 29th spot of the Rumble. To massive ovation, Edge jumped in and eliminated Chris Jericho and survived elimination a couple of times before dodging John Cena’s rush which turned into an elimination dive over the top ropes for the rap reject.

Edge must have turned into a ‘face’ as the crowd stood on it’s feet and cheered the returning Rated R superstar, who earned a championship opportunity of his choosing at Wrestlemania XXVI.

Crying Milk Gets The Baby Everytime

I realize that I had forgotten to mention this – a while back, we had a meeting in the board room of our office in which the regional head, a GM, was doing his version of blasting some sense into the employees at the Cochin office, including yours truly. Although his tirade was directed at mostly others, he also did turn to me on two occasions, although much less in intensity at the time.

Although he is a good leader & a very astute businessman, he is famous for his accent and mangling of the English language and I have joined others from time to time in mimicking his vocal delivery. But even I almost broke down in laughter when I heard his make a mistake in repeating a proverb: Instead of saying ‘crying baby gets the milk’ he actually said……’So, crying milk gets the baby‘!

That was almost too much for me and if it hadn’t been for the person sitting in front of me and blocking the view to me, he would have spotted tears coming down my cheeks as I stifled my laughter with my hand over my mouth. And in my mind, I actually saw a cartoonish scene in which a cartoon of milk, with eyes, nose and mouth, is crying out loud and a concerned crawling baby comes to it and pats it and says ‘awww, don’t cry milky’!