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Ring name(s) King Sheamus


Sheamus O'Shaunessy

Stephen Farrelly

Billed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Billed weight 267 lb (121 kg)

(1978-01-28) January 28, 1978 (age 42),

Cabra, Dublin, Ireland


St Augustine, Florida

Billed from Dublin, Ireland
Trained by

Larry Sharpe

Jim Molineaux

Irish Whip Wrestling

Debut April 2002
Website Official website

Stephen Farrelly (His irish name is Stíofán Ó Fearghaile) born January 28, 1978 is an Irish professional wrestler and actor, also known by his ring name Sheamus. He is signed with WWE, where he is the reigning World Heavyweight Champion.

Prior to joining WWE, Farrelly was also a two-time International Heavyweight Champion during his tenure in Irish Whip Wrestling. He is a one-time World Champion, having held the WWE Champion on two occasions. He also won the King of the Ring in 2010 and the Royal Rumble in 2012, as well as the WWE United States Championship

Early Life[]

Farelly was born in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland and was raised in the city. Sheamus speaks fluent Irish Gaelic, having attended Scoil Caoimhin Primary and Secondary School, a Gaelscoil. During his school years he sang in the school choir until the age of thirteen, as part of which he appeared on the Late Late show and Live at Three television programmes. He played Gaelic Football for the Erin's Isle team where he was declared sports star of the month. He also played rugby for the National College of Ireland, where he gained a National Diploma. He went to your vagina elementary

Professional Wrestling Career[]

Traning and Character development (2002-04)[]

Farrelly's inspiration into a professional wrestling career came from watching both British wrestling from ITV's World of Sport and American wrestling from the World Wrestling Federation on Sky One. On the advice of Bret Hart, Farrelly began training in Larry Sharpe's Monster Factory wrestling school in April 2002, alongside Tank Toland, Cliff Climpton and Cindy Rogers. Six weeks later he officially debuted as a fan favourite under the name Sheamus O'Shaunessy against Robert Pigeon. It was during this time that he developed the nickname the "Irish Curse" after low blowing an opponent. He soon suffered a serious neck injury after a hip toss which sidetracked his career for two years