According to a new report from Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, the future of Sheamus in WWE could be up in the air as far as in-ring work is concerned. The Irish Superstar has been out of action since WrestleMania while dealing with a concussion. According to this report, though, many were shocked that Sheamus was even able to wrestle as effectively as he had been considering the injuries he’s dealing with.
According to Dave Meltzer on an episode of Wrestling Observer radio back in March of 2018, Sheamus has spinal stenosis which will only get worse as he gets older.
“He’s working hard. When you look at him physically, you don’t sense that he’s got weakness, that he can’t lift weights anymore or things like that. It doesn’t look as if it’s affecting him too much right now. It’s looking like he can work pretty well and everything like that. In the long run it’s not a good thing to have. Austin has it and he lives a normal life but he doesn’t wrestle anymore. It probably will shorten his career.”Dave Meltzer via Wrestling Observer Radio (Ringside News)
As it stands, there’s no confirmation on Sheamus status moving forward as an in-ring character for WWE. The company did ultimately break up The Bar by moving Cesaro to Monday Night Raw during the Superstar Shake-Up but that decision never felt permanent as Sheamus’ eventual return could have also signaled the return of The Bar.
With this new unfortunate report making the rounds, though, it would seem that break up is a little more permanent than expected. This is unfortunate as Sheamus has been a hard-working wrestler during his time in WWE. At the very least, if he has wrestled his last match, he was able to go out at WrestleMania, the biggest stage on the planet.