Re: Why Does Everybody Hate Sheamus?
On top of what's already been said, I think it's because he's a prime example of what the 'company' wants and not what the fans want.
Wrestlemania 28 was a very significant night. Sheamus won the Rumble and became the first guy to successfully challenge the world champion at Wrestlemania in 5 years. But it wasn't some epic encounter at all. It was an 18-second opener. For the World fucking championship. And he beat an indy darling - who was also getting over naturally on his own merits - to do it.
That was the definition of a forcefed, manufactured push to try and get him over. Instead the fans chanted 'bullshit!' and spat it back in WWE's face.
Sheamus hasn't recovered since. That whole turn of events has left a sour taste in fans' mouths which won't go away for some time. WWE thought that would give him even more momentum but all it really did was fucking kill anything he had going for him.