The Irish-born professional wrestler, actor, and television presenter has an interesting story. Sheamus is one of the most popular WWE wrestlers.
This 6ft4in, 260lb powerhouse has taken on some of WWE’s most imposing heavyweights, and is one of the company’s most decorated champions. He’s sure made a name for himself and we can’t wait to see what he does next!
What is Sheamus real name?
Sheamus is a professional wrestler, actor and TV host.
His real name is Stephen Farrelly and his wrestling career began in 2004 when he signed with the WWE’s developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) where he was named Mr. McMahon’s “Director of Chaos.” He later joined World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), now called WWE Raw because it airs live on Monday nights.
He was born in Dublin to parents who were very active in the Irish Republican Army. His father’s activities landed him in prison for a while when he was young, so Sheamus turned to wrestling as his escape.
His wrestling career
He wrestled in England under the ring name Seamus O’Shaunessy. He then joined the International Wrestling Association (IWA) and won their World Heavyweight Championship. He was trained by fellow Irishman William Regal and made his debut on August 22, 2000 at “International Wrestling Challenge” in Dublin where he defeated Mike Quackenbush. In 2001, Sheamus won the European Championship on two occasions before leaving the UK.
In the US, he wrestled for a time with Coastal Championship Wrestling (CCW) and Jersey All Pro Wrestling (JAPW). He then signed a developmental contract with WWF. In November 2005, Sheamus signed a 2-year full-time contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). His American wrestling debut took place on January 27, 2006, when he teamed with Vince McMahon to defeat Rob Conway and Jonathan Coach. Then, on 25 October 2006 he became the first-ever Colonsay Highland Games Champion, and has since been crowned King of the Ring and King of Wing Chun Martial Arts.
Some say during this time he was also a member of Homeland Security’s ICE unit.
What does he do now?
Sheamus has been a professional wrestler for many years and continues to find new ways to promote his company.
He will be a part of WWE Raw until 2021, but he also is a huge supporter of the Irish Rugby team and attends their international games.
Sheamus’s best fight
I’m not sure if his best fight was televised, but I know the one he had with Daniel Bryan is his most memorable one. Daniel Bryan is a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion and an American professional wrestler who’s currently signed with the WWE.
On 18 January 2013, Sheamus and Daniel Bryan fought for the World Heavyweight Champion on WWE Raw. The match ended when Sheamus pinned Bryan for the three count following a shoulder block and a Brogue Kick.
Sheamus’s personal life
Sheamus loves sport; in particular soccer, rugby, golf and ice hockey. His favorite teams are Manchester United, the New York Yankees and Chelsea FC. He’s set himself up like most athletes with some luxurious homes in Dublin (Ireland) and Miami (USA). When he’s not on tour, Sheamus likes to sleep on his £1 million yacht called ‘The King’s Boat’ which he named after his ring alias.Sheamus is married to the beautiful Bella McManus.
Bella is a former model, dancer, and Irish stepdancer who was born in Dublin, Ireland. He proposed to her on December 25, 2006 while giving her a tour of WWE headquarters in Stamford, CT. They were married on the Isle of Jersey. He also has two daughters with Bella- Kaitlin and Cara that are both younger than 5 years old.
Sheamus has done so much for the WWE and Irish communities. He’s an interesting character with a lot of money, but he also knows how to use it wisely by partnering up with other companies in order to get more publicity.
For nearly two decades, this professional wrestler has managed to stay relevant through tough times like injury and divorce while still making time for family life; all without losing sight of who he is or what makes him happy!