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Sheamus: "I'm not yet retiring"

Sheamus insisted that he is not yet retiring. Dennis Acosta
By Ivan Saldajeno

TAGUIG—Even if he is on a hiatus right now, Stephen Farrelly insisted that he still has something in his sleeves right now.

"I'm not yet retiring," the 41-year-old Irish WWE superstar, better known by his ring name Sheamus, said in a special press event at Skinny Mike's Bar and Restaurant on Thursday.

Rumors of Farrelly calling it a career swirled as early as late April when he was placed under concussion protocol following a six-man tag team match at SmackDown on April 10 (Philippine Time).

The concussion was said to have stemmed from the spinal stenosis he currently has, which sent the likes of Adam "Edge" Copeland to retirement.

Farrelly's tag team partner at The Bar, Claudio "Cesaro" Castagnoli, has since become part of the Raw roster, while Farrelly, despite the hiatus, remains listed as a SmackDown superstar.

However, he admitted that he has no idea about what WWE has in store for him especially he is still in injury bay.

"I don't know what story awaits my future," Sheamus continued.

But he too added that he is aching to make a return to professional wrestling.

"I definitely miss playing in the ring," Sheamus further said.

He also said that despite the long layoff, he is keeping himself busy, one of which is by his YouTube vlog where he is doing the workouts his fellow WWE superstars and some other friends usually do to keep in tip-top shape.

Sheamus is currently in the Philippines to promote WWE's upcoming SmackDown live house show at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Sept. 20.

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