WWE SmackDown star and a former four times WWE World Champion Sheamus who is also a former three times WWE United States champion recently talked about his Brawling Brutes and how Ridge Holland and Butch reinvigorated his faith in professional wrestling.
The Brawling Brutes started working together as a team just before WrestleMania 38. Before that Sheamus and Holland were working as a team. NXT star Pete Dunne joint the main roster before WrestleMania 38 and got renamed as Butch. The trio was famously started to be known as The Brawling Brutes.
Sheamus Explains How Ridge Holland And Butch Restored His Passion For Wrestling
Their first feud was with the New Day and at first they were working as a heel stable. They had been doing pretty well as all the three members were lifted throughout all the storylines day did so far. The Celtic Warrior had been the leader of the group and the stable is still pretty much active.
Recently they turned babyface after their feud with the Imperium. The main feud was for the WWE Intercontinental Championship between the Champion Gunther and Sheamus. The title feud might have been won by Gunther but the stable based feud was ultimately won by the Brawling Brutes.
Sheamus who is also a former three times WWE United States champion recently spoke to The Ringer Wrestling Show where he talked about his Brawling Brutes and how Ridge Holland and Butch reinvigorated his faith in professional wrestling. He said;
“I’ve been here for over 13 and a half years on the main roster, and these two boys, these two lads, have completely reinvigorated me in this business and really brought my passion back to level 10. Like, I can’t tell you how special it is to be in there with them.
“Both of them are hungry, both of them are passionate, and we all push each other and we look out for each other. That’s a group. We’re a group. We’re the Brawling Brutes. That’s it. It’s Sheamus, Ridge, and Butch. That’s it.”
“We’re three boys, three mates, who will bleed and die for each other out there and that’s what’s special. That’s why the crowd I feel right now are really gravitating towards the three of us because there is no ego. We’re all in there together.
“We’re in there for the group and we live and die by the group. When we go out there, we all put our bodies on the line. We go through a war because we know that’s what we need to do. We want to give everyone out there their money’s worth. Anything less from us just doesn’t cut it.”
“In 2011, 2012, to start I was a heel, then a baby face. Then the machine was behind me, and the people knew the machine was behind me, and it was like walking in mud. It was like walking in quicksand. Everything felt forced.
“Nothing felt natural. I’m telling you, the last 10 months with these two lads, 8-10 months, I don’t even know timewise anymore, but with these guys it’s been incredible and it’s organic. That’s what it’s about. That’s what’s been missing from this business.”
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription