MIRO’S CHOICE OF GIFT WAS UNCONVENTIONAL
As a gift, Miro brought a life sized Flasher Gremlin toy. Sheamus, on Twitter, humoured Miro’s unconventional selection of birthday gift. “This isn’t awkward at all… thanks for bringing my pressie to the restaurant @ToBeMiro… always wanted a life-size #flashergremlin,” he tweeted. “Happy Birthday, Sheamie,” captioned Miro in a retweet.
IN MIRO’S WWE DAYS, THE DUO BUTTED HEADS OFTEN
Miro, in his time in WWE as Rusev, butted heads with Sheamus often. However, they even came together in the heel faction “League Of Nations,” created as a foil for a baby-face Roman Reigns.
SHEAMUS AND MIRO WERE PART OF “LEAGUE OF NATIONS”
“League Of Nations” was active from November 2015 to April 2016 and composed of Sheamus from Ireland, King Barrett from England, Rusev from Bulgaria, and Alberto Del Rio from Mexico. The concept of the group came from the idea that all of its members were immigrants to the U.S. and banded together to represent their respective nations while displaying anti-U.S. sentiments.
Critics panned the group for being created by the company solely for the purpose of being defeated by Reigns. Former members of the group, including Sheamus, have since voiced similar criticisms.
“The whole League of Nations thing wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea for those of us involved, it didn’t do any of us any favours,” Sheamus himself said about the group.
Wade Barrett, who is currently back with WWE as a commentor, commented that although the four had charisma together, they were only created to help Reigns with his Wrestlemania push.
“We had a natural charisma together but it felt like we had very few segments to display that. The majority of the time it would be Sheamus coming out and talking while we stood behind him. I just don’t think that we focused much on trying to get over our natural charisma and natural friendship. It was just the storylines and I don’t know what we could have done. There were plenty of ideas thrown about but ultimately we were there as foils for Roman Reigns. We needed to help him with his WrestleMania push,” Barrett said.