It’s really only been a number of months that Sheamus has been actively pushed on television as Drew McIntyre’s best friend but it’s felt like forever that WWE has been teasing the idea of the heel turning on the babyface WWE champion.
It finally happened in the opening segment of this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw.
McIntyre was congratulating the winners from the Royal Rumble pay-per-view (PPV) before wondering if the guy who won the men’s Rumble, Edge, would be deciding who he will challenge at WrestleMania 37. As it turns out, we’ll be waiting around for that decision.
Sheamus decided to make his way out, seemingly to confront Edge, but he ultimately bided his time and finally turned on McIntyre with a surprise Brogue Kick.
“Everybody knows me as Drew McIntyre’s friend,” Sheamus told Charly Caruso when asked about it backstage. “Let me explain something to you ... Drew McIntyre is no longer my friend. And I want the WWE championship.”
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