Sheamus, a stalwart of the WWE since 2006, has achieved nearly everything one can within the squared circle, amassing victories and championships across the board, with one notable exception – the Intercontinental Championship. However, recent rumblings in the world of professional wrestling have hinted at a potential twist in Sheamus’s storied career. With reports suggesting that his WWE contract is set to expire next year, fans and industry insiders are beginning to wonder: could the Celtic Warrior be contemplating a jump to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) to reunite with an old friend?
Throughout his tenure with WWE, Sheamus has shared the ring with numerous superstars, carving out his place as one of the company’s top talents. Presently, he stands as the commanding figurehead of The Brawling Brutes faction. But perhaps the most defining and beloved chapter of his career unfolded when he joined forces with Claudio Castagnoli, formerly known as Cesaro, to form the formidable tag team known as The Bar. Before the likes of MJF and Adam Cole, it was Sheamus and Cesaro who showcased a captivating storyline of bitter rivals evolving into the best of friends.
Their epic journey began with a Best of Seven series that ended in a hard-fought draw, forcing them into an unlikely alliance. As they set aside their differences, they morphed into an unstoppable force, clinching the RAW Tag Team Championship four times and the SmackDown Tag Team Championship once, cementing their legacy in the process.
Recent intel from Fightful Select has stirred the pot, suggesting that Sheamus’s contract is due to expire by 2024. This impending free agency presents a golden opportunity for The Bar to reunite and for The Celtic Warrior to potentially align himself with The Blackpool Combat Club in AEW.
Sheamus’s past collaboration with Castagnoli in The Bar revealed a ruthless and unyielding side, making him an ideal fit for a faction like The Blackpool Combat Club. His ability to blend brute force with technical prowess mirrors the group’s ethos, and his presence would undoubtedly add another layer of intrigue to the AEW roster.
Intriguingly, fans were treated to a heartwarming reunion of The Bar outside the wrestling ring just last month. Despite now plying their trade in different promotions, it became evident that the bond between The Celtic Warrior and The Swiss Cyborg remained strong. This raises the question: could Castagnoli be the linchpin in Sheamus’s potential move to AEW?
Such a transition would not only gift AEW with an established icon but also open the door to the long-anticipated reunion of The Bar, either as a dominant tag team or as key members of The Blackpool Combat Club. The prospect of these two powerhouse performers joining forces once again is enough to send shockwaves through the wrestling world, leaving fans eager to see what the future holds for the Celtic Warrior and his potential journey to AEW.