Sheamus is back and he just wrestled his first match yesterday as part of the big BT Sport welcoming party. He is the Celtic Warrior once again, but WWE had some interesting ideas for his return to the squared circle.

While speaking with Talk Sport, Sheamus revealed that WWE sent him “notebooks” with ideas in them about his return to the ring. One of those ideas included changing up his facial hair and wearing suspenders so he would look “almost exactly like Jack Gallagher.”

“Mate, I got these notebooks of ideas from creative with like, a small moustache, and suspenders and my hair go over to the side…it looked almost exactly like Jack Gallagher from 205 Live and I said ‘you know, we have a person who looks just like this here, right?’ Man, if I did any of it any of those pictures, I’d just be done! I would have been toast.”

“The amount of slaggings (abuse) I would have gotten, and that would have just been off my granny! It was just terrible. But you know, we just went so far with the Mohawk. The Mohawk was done. I thought about it and, creatively, myself and a guy I work with called Ray, we just talked about it and it was like [debuting the mohawk] so shocking, you know, and I got that reaction ‘you look stupid’ and stuff and it was a great reaction. It was completely different because we we just hit a roadblock with whatever it was. You can’t go further than that.”

Thankfully, Sheamus was able to come back in a gimmick that fit him much better. We’re not certain how much longevity a suspender wearing Sheamus would have.

H Jenkins

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