Sheamus has been away from the WWE since WrestleMania. However, he is finally set to return, and he has his eyes set on members of the SmackDown locker room. The Celtic Warrior has been a big miss for the WWE all year, and although it may be the end of The Bar, we could be about to see the very best of the Irishman.
He has certainly enjoyed his time away from the ring, as he revealed he spent time back in Ireland catching up with his family. He was also seen doing promotional work with Irish bookmakers Paddy Power throughout the Rugby Union World Cup. However, there is a sense that WWE is now home for the superstar, and he will be chomping at the bit to get back into that ring and kicking the heads off fellow superstars. But, who could be the first man in his path?
There is a lot to like about Shorty G (except his name), and a potential storyline with Sheamus could be a prominent first step back into WWE. Shorty G is treading water at the minute and isn’t locked in any big ongoing rivalry, which means it would be the perfect starting point. A loss for Shorty wouldn’t do much damage, and that is the crucial factor to remember; since it’s unlikely Sheamus is going to lose on his big return.
There is a chance that the Celtic Warrior is brought back as a face, and if that is the case, then the Japanese superstar could be his first opponent. The Intercontinental title is the last remaining piece that Sheamus needs to become a Grand Slam champion, and the work of Nakamura and Sami Zayn has been hugely entertaining to this point, which means this would be a very watchable storyline. It could give all involved something to do at the Royal Rumble before Sheamus eventually gets that elusive title.
Although many fans would love to see these two join forces once again, it could also prove to be a significant story to get fans engaged in both. Their chemistry is off the charts, so any match that is put on between these two would be an instant match of the night contender. Sheamus does work better as a heel, and in this rivalry, he would have to be just that, by possibly attacking the Swiss superstar from behind. It could be an engaging rivalry and one that wouldn’t look out of place on a WrestleMania card.
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