9. The Bar
If recent stories are to be believed, a spinal stenosis issue may punctuate Sheamus’ career long before the Irish star was expecting to hang up his Brogue-kicking-boots. From a fan perspective, there’d also never be quite as worse a time for him to disappear back across the Atlantic.
From the embers of a best-of-seven series that had fans yawning their way to the concession stands, ‘The Celtic Warrior’ and partner Cesaro have crafted an utterly sublime united front. Enjoyable foil as a mixed heel/babyface duo earlier in the year, the pair truly came into their own as characters when ‘The Swiss Superman’ re-embraced the darkside during their Tag Team Title wars with The Hardy Boyz.
Matt and Jeff’s return raised the ire of the former Champions, having carried the grunt work of the league since relieving The New Day of the Raw Tag Team Titles the prior December. Regaining them from the North Carolinians in bruising battles, they then moved on to an exhilarating series with a reunited Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. Unearthing new drama with The Shield boys, the rivalry hasn’t yet ran out of steam, even if Sheamus doesn’t have the physical capabilities to hold steady. The tag division and the company in general would be worse without him.