Following a blockbuster month for him that’s seen fans finally applaud his credible in-ring work, Sheamus has revealed his plans for stepping away from the ring!
September 2022 has been a monumental month for professional wrestling; especially for Sheamus. ‘The Celtic Warrior’ challenged Gunther for the WWE Intercontinental Championship during the Clash At The Castle pay-per-view on 3 September, coming up short but receiving his flowers nonetheless.
Speaking exclusively to Inside The Ropes’ Kenny McIntosh and Alex McCarthy via talkWRESTLING over Clash At The Castle weekend, Sheamus revealed that he believes he has just under a decade before he calls it a day in the ring:
“I hope so [2022 has been the best stretch of his career], like there was a time when I was a babyface where people were sick at looking at me. In 2012, it was the ginger-haired John Cena, they were calling me all this weird stuff that didn’t make any sense. But now as long as people are getting excited to see ‘The Celtic Warrior’, I’ll just keep going as long as possible. I mean, I feel like I’ve got at least another 8 years in me.”
Beginning his career in the early 2000s, Sheamus was signed to WWE’s then-developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling in 2007, debuting on the main roster within two years. His debut is one of the most memorable from the days of FCW, as he captured the WWE Championship – from John Cena no less! – after just six months.
Sheamus has since held every active WWE men’s championship, bar the Intercontinental Championship. Winning the title would make him the first WWE Superstar to achieve the feat, with another opportunity at Gunther awaiting him on the 7 October Friday Night SmackDown.
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