Could it be that The Bar tag-team was broken up during this year’s Superstar Shake-up because a longtime WWE Superstar is getting ready to retire?
Reports have surfaced online that claim Sheamus could be potentially winding down his career in the near future. “The Celtic Warrior” is among several WWE Superstars, including Jeff Hardy, Big E. and Nia Jax, that are expected to be on the shelf for some time due to various injuries.
Sheamus has spinal stenosis, a condition that ended Edge and other WWE Superstars careers and is an issue “Stone Cold” Steve Austin deals with to this day. On top of that, the former WWE Champion suffered a reported concussion during a six-man tag-team match on the 4/9 episode of WWE SmackDown Live.
Sean Ross Sapp (@SeanRossSapp) of Fightful.com shed some light on the severity of Sheamus’ condition during a recent installment of his Fightful Select Q&A feature
“I had heard last year that there were a lot of people that were surprised that Sheamus could still wrestle as effectively as he could considering some of the injury issues and the pain that he had been in.
“Honestly the thing I was told by one wrestler was that if he got through WrestleMania that would be really awesome. Not as if they were hoping that or the company was hoping that, but that wrestler personally was hoping that Sheamus could get through this WrestleMania and he did and that was about it. No update yet, but man, with a bad neck and then you get a concussion on top of that, that’s not hot.”
With WWE breaking up The Bar by moving Cesaro to the RAW brand, and due to the fact that the company has not disclosed the specific nature of the injury, there has been growing concern that Sheamus, who just turned 41 years old in January, could be forced into retirement.
We will keep you posted as more information on the injury status of Sheamus surfaces.
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