Rumors are always flying around in the world of professional wrestling, and most of the time, the superstars just ignore them. Sometimes, though, there are speculations that require a bit more direct attention. Recently, speculation started being passed around that a former WWE Champion had wrestled his final match of his career — due to injuries — but Drew McIntyre wants to set the record straight on a few things.
Within the last week, The Inquisitr reported rumors going around that Sheamus was dealing with a concussion, and that this concussion is why he’s been absent from WWE programming for a while. The former champion hasn’t been seen since the immediate aftermath of WrestleMania 35, and it was thought that he was simply taking time off.
On top of the news of his concussion, there were rumors that Sheamus’ injuries had built up so much that he was going to need to retire. With the idea that he has wrestled his last-ever match, some believe that was why The Bar was split up — and why Cesaro was moved to Monday Night Raw.
Neither WWE nor Sheamus has said anything regarding his health status or rumored retirement, but someone else is speaking out on the situation.
Drew McIntyre was a recent guest on talkSPORT, where he discussed a number of topics regarding his career, WWE, and other superstars. McIntyre was actually one of the last people to wrestle Sheamus before the Irishman took some time off, and the former NXT Champion was asked about the retirement rumors surrounding him.
While McIntyre didn’t say a lot, he did want to let people know that not everything they always read is the truth.
“To see him go on and win multiple titles, Royal Rumbles, Money In The Banks and pretty much everything you can win is really awesome. I’m so proud of everything he’s done, but I wouldn’t believe everything you read on the internet.”
It’s very possible that Sheamus’ career in WWE and wrestling is not quite over, but few seem to have their facts in order regarding this rumor. McIntyre is a good friend to Sheamus, and is in touch with him. Many fans speculate that this close connection between the two men is why McIntyre spoke out on the rumors surrounding Sheamus.
McIntyre is quite outspoken, and hasn’t been afraid to speak his mind when it comes to something he’s serious about. Last year, he called out everyone in the WWE locker room who was not “fulfilling their potential,” per The Inquisitr.