FULL NAME   Stephen Farrelly
BORN   January 28, 1978
HEIGHT   6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
NATIONALITY   Cabra, Dublin, Ireland
RELATION(S)   Martin Farrelly (Father)


Stephen Farrelly is an Irish professional wrestler and actor, currently working with the WWE, where he performs on Smackdown under the ring name ‘Sheamus’. Before joining WWE, Sheamus was already a two time International Heavyweight Champion during his tenure with Irish Whip Wrestling (IWW).

Since joining WWE, he has held more than seven titles, with four of them being World Championships, thereby, becoming the first Irishman to hold the WWE World Championship titles.


Sheamus used to play football and rugby during his early years. His inspiration regarding a professional wrestling career came from watching WWF matches. Then, on Bret Hart’s advice, he joined Larry Sharpe’ Monster Factory wrestling school. During that time he fought under the ring name Sheamus O’ Shaunessy.

In May 2004, he made his way into the Irish Whip Wrestling and left three years later as a two-time Intercontinental Champion. Sheamus had a couple of tryout matches with fellow WWE newcomers, before eventually signing a developmental contract with the company.

Sheamus WWE Debut

His WWE debut came at Florida Championship Wrestling on 2 October 2007. While he was initially not a part of any long feuds, he did have multiple short term storylines. Sheamus spent two years at FCW before making the jump to Raw in June.

After a couple of feuds with the likes of Shelton Benjamin, Goldust, and Jamie Noble, came his major breakthrough. Sheamus won a battle royal of contenders for John Cena’s World Heavyweight Championship title. The Irishman defeated John Cena in a TLC match, to become the first Irish World Champion in WWE’s history.

Over the years, Sheamus has had various major feuds and major storylines with likes of John Cena, Triple H, Randy Orton, Christian, Daniel Bryan etc.

He had also formed a faction called the League of Nations, with fellow superstars who were born outside of the U.S, which included Alberto del Rio, Rusev and King Barrett. After the end of League of Nations, Sheamus feuded with Cesaro but later circumstances forced him to team up with the Swiss superman, and boy oh boy, what a team they made.

Together called ‘The Club’ Sheamus and Cesaro went on to dominate the Tag team division of WWE, winning five Tag Team Titles in partnership. They were drafted to Smackdown and have been feuding with The New Day and The Usos regularly since then.

More recently, after the Wrestlemania 35 in April, Sheamus got injured and is yet to make his comeback into the ring, however, his partner Cesaro has been drafted to Raw.


Sheamus Personal Life

Sheamus is unmarried and is rumoured to be dating a lady who went from being his fan to his girlfriend, named Isabella Revilla. However, he did call fellow wrestler Charlotte his “WWE Wife” some time ago on his youtube channel.

Interesting Trivia

Sheamus has made various cameos in films such as ‘The Escapist’ and Assault of Darkness, before playing fullfledged roles in movies like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, Fighting With My Family, The Buddy Games and Atone.

He has also made various appearances in multiple tv shows. Not many people know that Farrelly is a former IT technician. In the past, he had to work as security for Nightclubs, which eventually led him to be assigned as personal security for Bono and Larry Mullen, Jr. of U2 as well as Denise van Outen.


Championships and Accomplishments


WWE Championship   (3 times)
World Heavyweight Championship   (3 times)
WWE United States Championship   (2 times)
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship   (4 times)
WWE Smackdown Championship   (1 times)
King of the Ring   (1 times)
Royal Rumble   (1 times)
Money in The Bank Winner   (1 times)

Ring Name

King Sheamus
Sheamus O’ Shaunessy

Billed Weight

267 lb (121 kg)

Finishing Moves

White Noise
Brogue Kick
High Cross/ Pale Justice/ Celtic Cross
Irish Curse
Texas Cloverleaf
Celtic Slam
FRH- Fiery Red Hand

Signature Moves

Running double axe handle
Inverted facelock backbreaker
Front Powerslam
Beats of the Bodhran (repeated forearm clubs to the opponent’s chest)
Short-arm clothesline
Slingshot shoulder block.

Entrance Themes

The Irish Curse by Alan Doyle
Written in My Face by Sean Jenness
Hellfire by CFO$.

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