WWE: Sheamus is the 2012 'Royal Rumble' champion

Zeenews Sports Bureau

The ‘Celtic Warrior’ Sheamus outlasted 29 other wrestlers to win the iconic Royal Rumble in its 25th edition to book his place in this year’s ‘Wrestlemania’.

The Dublin-bred ‘Great White’ Sheamus threw the hot favourite Chris Jericho over the top last to become the surprise winner as it was widely speculated that the comeback man Jericho would win the Rumble.

He was the 22nd entrant in to the Rumble and will have the liberty to choose his opponent at WWE’s biggest pay-per-view, the Wrestlemania.