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Sheamus to play villainous mutated rhinoceros in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

Sheamus on Twitter

Tired of all the fate of the industry, will wrestlers or production people be out of jobs due to television contracts talk?

How about news that Sheamus will be playing Rocksteady in the sequel to last year's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot?

You can check out the Celtic Warrior in the character's pre-mutated form as a bumbling gang member over at The Daily Mail. Sheamus is the guy with his hair combed over. The dude with the purple mohawk is Gary Anthony Williams, who had been previously announced as Bebop, Rocksteady's mutated warthog pal.

Here's an off-camera set pic the former WWE champ Tweeted out this afternoon, with Williams, re-cast Shredder Brian Tee and actress Mirelly Taylor, whose role has not been revealed:

In the 1980s cartoon, which is pretty close to where this Eastman & Laird devotee tapped out on the franchise, Bebop & Rocksteady where gang members who failed to shut down a report on crime by ace reporter April O'Neil (played by Megan Fox in the new films). This defeat at the hands of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello & Raphael led to their willing being transformer by the Turtles arch-foe Shredder (sadly no longer played by Kevin Nash) into their own fighting zoological forms.

Rocksteady, Baxter Stockman and Bebop cosplayers via Johnathan Noechel‐Shunn on Flickr under CCA2.0 license

I did not check out the Michael Bay-produced, blockbuster hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles last year, but the casting of Sheamus alongside friend-of-WWE Stephen Amell as the goalie mask-wearing vigilante Casey Jones and Tyler Perry as evil scientist Baxter Stockman may just make the sequel too crazy to pass up.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is set for release in June of 2016.

Please join me in anxiously awaiting the first images of CGI rhino Sheamus.

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