According to the longtime star, he credits his new look to WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. He recently appeared on an episode of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness.
This is where he gave credit to McMahon for causing him to change his diet and it all came after a jab from the boss.
“It just got to a point where I didn’t look good, mate. Just like I put on a lot of weight, but I was carrying a lot of body fat and I just kind of lost control of where I was at.”
“[…] it also started because I came back from holidays in Ireland and me and Cesaro were walking by Vince and Vince goes, ‘Hey Sheamus!’ I said, ‘Yeah?’ He goes, ‘Enjoyed the holidays, huh?’ and he was looking at me in the gut, and I was like, ‘Okay, that’s it. That’s it. I need to do something about it.’ But that was the change in gear, and Cesaro will tell you as well. Cesaro knew right away when that comment was made. I just put too much weight on, man.”
The former WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champion hasn’t appeared on SmackDown Live since April. It’s been reported that he suffered a concussion during this match.
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H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcription