Sheamus has been missing from WWE programming for some time now, with rumors persisting over his career status. Despite this, ‘The Celtic Warrior’ has used this time away from in-ring action to get himself into fantastic shape, hosting a YouTube series called Celtic Warrior Workouts.
He recently appeared on an episode of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness, where he recalled the moment he decided to change his workout routine, thanks to a comment from Vince McMahon.
At one point, Sheamus was focused on bulking up. He admitted that he would see Superstars like Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman, and despite the bulking felt “it just got to a point where I didn’t look good, mate. Just like I put on a lot of weight, but I was carrying a lot of body fat and I just kind of lost control of where I was at.”
“[…] it also started because I came back from holidays in Ireland and me and Cesaro were walking by Vince and Vince goes, ‘Hey Sheamus!’ I said, ‘Yeah?’ He goes, ‘Enjoyed the holidays, huh?’ and he was looking at me in the gut, and I was like, ‘Okay, that’s it. That’s it. I need to do something about it.’ But that was the change in gear, and Cesaro will tell you as well. Cesaro knew right away when that comment was made. I just put too much weight on, man.”
If Sheamus does return to the ring, he already has his eyes set on the Intercontinental Championship. Capturing the IC title would put Sheamus in the rare class of WWE Grand Slam Champions.
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