Sheamus recently returned to WWE SmackDown after a long absence from WWE programming, and during his time away from the ring there were a lot of rumors going around in regards to his future.

It was rumored that Sheamus might not be able to return, and he recently confirmed to Sportskeeda that he considered retiring.

“It’s something that’s always in the back of your mind. Like, it’s no secret that I had a couple of issues physically, a few injuries, because it is physical what we do. And then my style as well, it trebles that, you know? There were a couple times when I thought, ‘Will I make it back in there?’ Especially when I got a concussion in that match after WrestleMania.”

The former WWE Champion went on to say that he used is time we, and that he feels better at 42 than he did at 32.

“But I used that time really well, I went to physiotherapy, went to boxing, kickboxing. I got myself in the best shape possible, dropped 40lbs. I feel better, look better, and I’ve never been hungrier to get back in the ring. For me, the first ten years were just a warm-up. This is the real deal now. I’m just starting, mate. I’m telling you, by body feels amazing. I feel better at 42 than I did at 32.”