With a red-hot temper that matches his fiery head of hair, Sheamus never backs down from a fight, and has never been in one he didn’t think he could win. Hailing from Dublin, the ginger-headed juggernaut brings to the ring a ferocious offensive style that harkens to his noble and heroic Celtic ancestors. Whether by upbringing or by birthright, this modern-day Celtic Warrior was fated for combat.
After journeying from ECW to WWE in October 2009, Sheamus ravenously sunk his teeth into the competition, eventually defeating John Cena to become the first Irish-born WWE Champion in a Tables Match at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs.
Not one to rest on his laurels following a momentous victory over one of the most decorated WWE Superstars in history, Sheamus has since become a two-time WWE Champion, the 2010 King of the Ring, the winner of the 2012 Royal Rumble – an honor which paved the way for him to defeat Daniel Bryan in 18 seconds at WrestleMania to win the World Heavyweight Title – and most recently a two-time United States Champion. Whether wearing a title or not, though, Sheamus has always been a fighting champion.
Without question, The Celtic Warrior is a dominant powerhouse of a Superstar, with a nearly unstoppable arsenal that includes the Brogue Kick, White Noise, the High Cross, the Irish Curse Backbreaker and the Cloverleaf submission maneuver. He has used that dangerous offense to go head-to-head some of WWE’s best including Cena, Triple H, Randy Orton, Big Show and The Shield.
Most recently, Sheaumus triumphed in the first true test of his second United States Title reign, overcoming Paul Heyman Guy, Cesaro, at WWE Payback. In a match that was hard-hitting and physical as expected, he endured 20 revolutions of a Cesaro Swing to pull out a quick victory on “The King of Swing.”