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Sheamus Reveals Why He Feels His 2020 WWE Return Was A 'Massive Letdown'

Sheamus wasn't happy with his 2020 WWE return

After several months off WWE TV in 2019, Sheamus returned in January 2020, appearing on SmackDown to begin a feud with Shorty G (now Chad Gable). 

Sheamus' bout with Shorty G wasn't his return match, though, and The Celtic Warrior competed for the first time since April 2019 on January 15, 2020, when he defeated Andrade at the BT Sport launch event in the United Kingdom. 

Speaking about that return on After The Bell, Sheamus admitted he thought it was a "massive letdown."

"After the concussion I got at the last WrestleMania in New York - I'm so bad at these WrestleMania numbers. There's so many WrestleManias. So that's when we're at New York. I had a concussion on the SmackDown and I was out for a while. I had some neck injuries too and I worked on all that stuff and I came back and I was really hyped about it, and instead of being out on the shelf since WrestleMania so I think it was like six months, I was in these backstage promos that really weren't going anywhere. 

"It started off really cool. The first one I did in the backstage, it was coming out. It was like, there was so much hype about it, right? So much hype and then it just happened the week after and the week after. It created a lot of story in the beginning but then it just kind of faded out so even before the time the [Royal] Rumble came when I actually got back in the ring with the Shorty G thing, it was like, I was told to go over to BT [Studios] and I had a match with Andrade [El Idolo] in the BT arena because we'd just signed a deal with them. It was a complete massive, massive letdown return because for me, I felt like I deserved to come back on the big stage after everything I've done in my career."

Since his return, Sheamus has cemented himself as one of the best in-ring talents in the company, having had widely-praised feuds with the likes of Drew McIntyre and Gunther. 

H/T to POST Wrestling

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