WWE 2012: Does Sheamus Need to Turn Heel to Be a Threat to the World Champions?

The Doctor Chris MuellerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 6, 2012

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  The Celtic Warrior Sheamus locks up with the Big Red Monster Kane during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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A while back, I wrote an article about how Sheamus should turn babyface when he was still operating as a heel.

I thought the potential was great. What's more, within a few weeks of writing that piece, he did actually make the turn to babyface.

Since then, he has been sort of bouncing from feud to feud without a ton of direction. With Mark Henry and Big Show taking up the World title scene for months and Daniel Bryan being champion, there has been little room for the Celtic Warrior.

He is a good face because he can get a good reaction from the crowd. However, even though my desire to see him turn face was fulfilled, I cannot help but feel that he would be better off as a heel.

WWE does not have as many top level heels as they do babyfaces at the moment and Sheamus could help fill that gap. He was most successful as a heel so he could be again.

He won the WWE title within just a few months of debuting and put Triple H on the shelf with a vicious lead pipe attack. He also had issues with Randy Orton and John Cena during his time on Raw.

SmackDown has been good to Sheamus so far, but he has not had the same success he had on Raw. I think now is the perfect time to turn Sheamus heel again.

He has feuded with most of the heels and would have some possibilities for babyface opponents. He has never faced the likes of CM Punk or even Daniel Bryan in a major feud, despite defeating the latter for the US title some time ago.

There was no question that Sheamus was a big, tough heel who made you believe he could run through just about everybody, so how is that guy going to look like an underdog?

Is it time for the Irish Assassin to go back to his devious ways?


Please take a moment to check out my other articles from today.

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Why Daniel Bryan cannot turn heel
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Why Jack Evans should be hired by WWE