After a very long absence of almost eight months, videos on the imminent return of Sheamus were aired from the SmackDown episode of 29 November 2019, with which he returned to his old look (thus abandoning his mohawk cut adopted since 2015 ).
In the SmackDown episode of January 3, 2020 Sheamus made his return at the end of the match between Dash Wilder and Shorty G (won by the latter); initially seems to help Shorty G from the attack of the Revival (Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson), but then hits him with the Brogue Kick, confirming his heel status.
Speaking with CTV in Vancouver, the Irish superstar discussed changing his diet: “I changed a lot of things. … No, I used to go to the gym all the time. I was never really conscious about my diet. And the older you get, you start getting a lot of issues.
I was getting a lot of pain and stuff. I eliminated dairy and gluten, and that made a massive difference to how I feel. And obviously, less whiskeys as well for me. Sad to say but all these things, I realized no matter how hard I train, if my diet wasn’t right, then I wasn’t going to fulfill my potential or do as good as I could.
Knocking all these things out, getting a proper diet, having a good level of macros, being aware of what I’m eating and not snacking and stuff as much, it just made a huge difference for me. And I feel great. I feel better than I did when I was 31”.