Sheamus disappeared from WWE television shortly after WrestleMania 35 in 2019. He spent the prior few years teaming with Cesaro as The Bar, but the rumor mill indicated that his wrestling career was in jeopardy due to spinal stenosis and a concussion. Later that summer, Sheamus even hinted at a possible career change.
The Celtic Warrior ultimately returned on SmackDown in January 2020 to pummel Shorty G. By June he was being doused in Jeff Hardy’s enormous urine output. All that talk of retirement was a thing of the past.
So what’s the story there? Were the rumors about Sheamus’ health inaccurate?
In an interview with ComicBook, Sheamus was asked if he thought his career was over after The Bar disbanded in 2019. Here is his response:
“Yeah, I did mate. I did. I’m not going to lie. I had a really, really bad concussion, and I had some other issues going on. But, I went through the physical therapy. I got myself in great shape. I went to the dietitian Jerry Ward so I could get fast and carry the ice out. I was determined to get myself in the best shape possible. Not just from a cardio perspective, but also physical and to also fix what’s going on with me. I worked really, really hard to get back in the ring. I’ve never felt better. I feel better than ten years ago when I debuted, just because I know a lot more about my body. I do a lot more dynamic stretching. Ask any of the guys in the locker room. I’m there doing all these mad stretches and rolling around. All these dynamic movements and stuff. Just warming myself up and it’s definitely... Since I’ve been back, no problems whatsoever. I literally feel better than I did when I debuted though, which is crazy.”
Sheamus would go on to say that he’s now having the best matches of his career. It’s hard to argue with him given the quality of this week’s banger triple threat match on Raw.
Do you agree that this is the best run of Sheamus’ career?