In an interview with the Sun newspaper, Sheamus was asked about how the Attitude Era compares to today's product. Unlike some fans who think of that era as some "golden age" of wrestling, Sheamus said that the level of athleticism by guys like Cesaro for example outshine anything from that time.
“The level of athleticism has evolved so much since we watched as kids. The athletes that WWE has now are far superior to anything that we had the 1980s or the 1990s. You look back at the Attitude Era and the level of entertainment we put in the ring now. The Attitude Era doesn’t even come close. I’m not afraid to say that either. You watch some of the stuff Cesaro does in the ring; with his size, the way he moves around the ring, the moves he hits, the way he picks up guys twice his size. It’s just a different level.”