Pro wrestlers can never expect injuries, and that can sadly cost them a lot of time from the ring. Sheamus is out of action with a shoulder injury, so he had to miss some time. The fact that his WWE contract runs up next year was not lost on the company.
It was previously reported that Sheamus is out of action with bad shoulder injury. The timing of his hiatus is notable, because his WWE contract is also reportedly running up next year. Now, we have an update on the Celtic Warrior’s return.
During a Q&A session behind Fightful’s paywall, Sean Sapp noted that, it’s “very, very likely” that Sheamus’ WWE contract will be extended due to injury. He did not specify when the Brawling Brutes member will return.
As we previously noted, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that Sheamus is set to make his return to WWE programming on the November 24th episode of WWE SmackDown, which coincides with the show preceding the Survivor Series event scheduled for November 25.
We will have to see how WWE books Sheamus’ return to the ring. He is a former World Champion, and did a lot to secure quite a run for himself in WWE. That being said, he is not finished yet. WWE will also likely keep him locked down in his current deal a little bit longer due to that hiatus.
WWE contracts are always interesting, especially when they are set to expire. There are few big contracts running up soon enough, and now we can add Sheamus to the list. Drew McIntyre’s WWE contract is also up soon, and Sean Sapp noted that situation hasn’t changed, either.
Sheamus is a pro at getting a reaction from WWE fans, and he’s even been known to irritate Taylor Swift’s Swifties in the past. Only time will tell what opportunities he is given in the future to continue getting that heat from WWE fans.
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