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.
On January 26th, in the Royal Rumble Kick-off, Sheamus defeated Shorty G. In the Super SmackDown episode of January 31st, Sheamus defeated Shorty G again in the rematch of the Royal Rumble. In the SmackDown episode of February 7th, Sheamus easily defeated Apollo Crews.
In the SmackDown episode of February 14th, Sheamus defeated both Apollo Crews and Shorty G in a 2-on-1 Handicap match. In the SmackDown episode of March 6th, Sheamus defeated Apollo Crews for the second time. During a recent interview with Digital Spy, he discussed doing more acting: “I get told all the time because of my look and everything, ‘You should have been in Game of Thrones, you should have been in Vikings.
So I don’t think there’ll ever be a shortage out there if I do ever try to stick my head into full-time roles. I’m such a mad-looking fella it should be easy enough! I wanted to play Venom in Spider-Man, but they gave that to Tom Hardy. Obviously they wanted a less jacked guy than I was”.