Which WWE & AEW Stars Did Sheamus Beat To His TMNT Role?

They weren't Rocksteady ready...

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Sheamus wasn't the only pro wrestler who fancied a little silver screen action in 2016's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows.

WWE's big Irishman revealed during an interview with Digital Spy that both Daniel Bryan and Cody Rhodes were in the running the play the character of Rocksteady in the film. That, fellow fans, is a rather mind-blowing thought, especially when it comes to Bryan.

He's hardly as musclebound or visually intimidating as Sheamus, but D-Bry did want in. So, it seems, did future AEW revolutionary Cody; yes, Stardust could have become one of Shredder's minions. Chew on that.

Sheamus bagged the role in the end, and he's thankful to The Miz for putting some hours in with him on the road. The SmackDown heel says that Miz agreed to read scripts with him in a hotel room in Germany during one of WWE's European tours, and that dedication helped him nab the part.

TMNT producers loved Sheamus' passion for Rocksteady, and they liked his delivery of the character's lines. He ended up being picked ahead of other hopefuls like Bryan and Cody.

Sorry, lads.

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