WWE: Sheamus fails to rule out return to heel role

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WWE Superstar Sheamus is currently embracing the crowd's adulation after retaining the United States title at Sunday's Night of Champions pay-per-view.

But, speaking to the Miami Herald recently, the Irish wrestler revealed he is not against turning his back on the baby face role he currently occupies in favor of a return to the heel position he has held in the past.

If the reasons were right that is.

Heel role?

"I'm not opposed to going either way to be honest," revealed the WWE veteran at a recent charity event.

"I enjoy both sides of the coin. I'm sure it will come around again (for me to be a heel), but I want to be for the right reason and right story.

"My goal right now is to keep moving forward and put on the best matches I can. I want to keep getting better and let people into who Sheamus really is."

There are certainly pros and cons of being both a baby face and a heel in the WWE with some wrestlers revelling in the role as an anti-hero whilst others have carved out exceptional careers as the fans favorite.

Although as we are seeing with John Cena and the WWE Universe's apparent exhaustion with his do-good routine, the WWE has an important role to play in keeping their superstars fresh and current.

Sheamus being a prime example of someone who has succeeded in both roles since appearing in the WWE on a regular basis in 2009.

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From heel to hero

After a couple of brief appearances on the main rotation, Sheamus arrived full time as a WWE wrestler in June 2009, and did so as a heel with an immediate feud with Goldust impressing crowds.

This was followed by several other feuds as well as a high profile title fight with John Cena punctuated by the Irish wrestler throwing Cena threw a table in the run up. His time as a heel was a successful one with several stints as WWE Heavyweight Champion in his first couple of years in the organization - all to the annoyance of the majority of onlookers.

Since 2011 however Sheamus has performed the role of a baby face and while some success has followed, critics believe he must undergo another switch in order to reinvent his character.

There was even talk of a heel turn in place earlier in 2014 only for those rumors to subside after the wrestler continued to hold a positive relationship with the audience.

Sheamus however is wary of going down the wrong path:

"Character-wise, there was stuff I did before that wasn't really me... I really want to re-educate people into who Sheamus really is. 

"I can have a laugh and throw a crach in and have fun, but when it comes to the match it's all business," the star explained in the same interview.

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