Former World Champion Sheamus has been pushing for a return to the ring for a number of months on the blue brand and finally, The Irish star made his return to Friday Night SmackDown in emphatic fashion when he Brogue Kicked Shorty G‘s head off.
Shorty G made former Tag Team Champion Dash Wilder tap to the ankle lock before he was then attacked by his partner Scott Dawson and it was thought that Sheamus then came out to make the save. The Revival exited the ring as it was made clear that they wanted nothing to do with Sheamus, but he then proved that he had returned to the ring as a heel when he turned around and Brogue Kicked the fallen star.
Sheamus suffered a concussion in a match on SmackDown back in April and has been working his way back to fitness over the past few months since it was made clear that The Bar was a thing of the past when Cesaro joined up with Sami Zayn and Shinsuke Nakamura.
Many fans believed that Sheamus would make his return to WWE TV at the Royal Rumble since it’s a match that he has already won, but Memphis, Tennessee was the place that WWE decided to unleash the former Champion on SmackDown.
It will be interesting to see if Sheamus now steps into a feud with Shorty G following the attack or if this was just a way to allow 2012 Royal Rumble winner to return to the ring and stake his claim on the match of the same name in the weeks leading up to the show. The Road To WrestleMania officially begins at the Rumble so the next few weeks could be huge for Sheamus if he’s hoping to have a headline match at WrestleMania 36.