Sheamus recently returning to WWE television after taking several months off. He got in great shape and worked hard, but there was a time when he was considering retirement.
The Celtic Warrior has racked up injuries in his career and as he revealed to Sportskeeda, it’s always something that he has in his mind. Instead of retiring, Sheamus dropped 40 pounds and focused on his health to return a leaner version of himself.
“It’s [retiring] something that’s always in the back of your mind. It’s no secret that I had a couple of issues physically, a few injuries, because it is physical what we do – and then my style as well, it trebles that, you know? There were a couple times when I thought, ‘Will I make it back in there?’ Especially when I got a concussion in that match after WrestleMania.”
“But I used that time really well, I went to physiotherapy, went to boxing, kickboxing. I got myself in the best shape possible, dropped 40lbs. I feel better, look better, and I’ve never been hungrier to get back in the ring. For me, the first ten years were just a warm-up. This is the real deal now. I’m just starting, mate. I’m telling you, by body feels amazing. I feel better at 42 than I did at 32.”
Sheamus might have dropped weight, but his Brogue Kick is still a punishing move. He will likely continue to lay out opponents with his finisher for quite some time to come if he remains focused on his health.