Sheamus has given his trustworthy ideas on the disappointing WWE storyline he was given upon his return in January 2020.
The 44-year-old suffered a concussion on the post-WrestleMania 35 episode of SmackDown in April 2019. He missed 9 months of in-ring motion earlier than feuding with Chad Gable forward of the 2020 Royal Rumble. Gable’s character on the time, Shorty G, revolved round rivals mocking him because of his top.
On Corey Graves’ “After The Bell” podcast, Sheamus recalled how Gable’s gimmick was by no means going to attraction to followers. He additionally felt that his televised return to in-ring competitors ought to have been booked higher:
“I felt I deserved to return again on the massive stage after all the things I’ve achieved in my profession, so I got here again and clearly then I’m within the Rumble, however then I’m wrestling Shorty G, an unbelievable expertise,” Sheamus stated. “He’s actually operating himself now, he’s being himself, he’s having fun with it, he’s obtained the shush factor, again to who Chad Gable actually is. However that Shorty G factor was completely lifeless within the water earlier than it even began.”
The previous WWE Champion’s win over Shorty G was moved from the Royal Rumble major card to the kickoff present. To make issues worse, most followers missed the 12-minute match because of points getting into the Minute Maid Park stadium in Houston, Texas.
Sheamus additionally had an issue together with his match in opposition to Andrade
Per week earlier than his televised in-ring return, Sheamus defeated Andrade at an occasion in London, England, to have fun BT Sport’s new contract with WWE.
The Celtic Warrior was initially happy together with his character’s presentation after he filmed vignettes to hype his comeback. Nonetheless, he was left underwhelmed by his reserving in opposition to Andrade and Shorty G:
“It [vignettes] created quite a lot of stir at first however then it simply light out,” Sheamus acknowledged. “Even earlier than the time the Rumble got here after I truly obtained again within the ring, the Shorty G factor, I used to be informed to go over to BT and I had a match with Andrade within the BT area as a result of we simply signed a cope with them. It was an entire, large, large letdown return.”
The WWE veteran not too long ago turned babyface alongside his Brawling Brutes stablemates, Butch and Ridge Holland. The English duo will problem The Usos for the Undisputed WWE Tag Group Championship on Friday’s episode of SmackDown.
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