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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 28 January 1978Clonsilla, Dublin, Ireland
Birth NameStephen Farrelly
Nicknames The Celtic Warrior
The Great White
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sheamus O'Shaunessy began his wrestling career in The Monster Factory in April 2002 where he trained under the supervision of former WWF professional wrestler Larry Sharpe along with former ECW referee Jim Molineaux. SOS made his wrestling debut 6 weeks later against WWA and TNA star Robert Pigenion.

After a bright start a neck injury in 2002 ruled Sheamus out of action for two long years...

But in May 2004 he re-initiated his wrestling career at the newly opened Irish Whip Wrestling school in Dublin and debuted for IWW in their Mount Temple show on July the 9th against the 400lbs+ "Burning Spirit", and won! After this he went on to compete against the best of foreign talent including Vid Vain, Matthew Kaye, Xavier and Mikey Batts.

SOS received his first major title shot against the FWA British Heavyweight Champion Alex Shane on December 2nd 2004 and was moments away from winning, only for his long time ally Red Vinny interfered and cost him the title.

In March 2005, he defeated his former friend Red Vinny, Vid Vain and The "Pukka One" Greg Burridge to become the first ever IWW International champion...

This led to a feud with Darren Burridge, which involved "The Pukka One" interfering in Sheamus' championship match against A.C. Connor by hitting Sheamus in the head with a baton, thus giving D'lo the victory and IWW International championship.

SOS and Burridge squared off in a grudge match which resulted in SOS getting his revenge and the victory. Sheamus then set his sights on winning his title back and defeated both Red Vinny and Vic Viper to win the no.1 contendership match against D'Lo Brown and The Assassin at a MEW show in Newcastle in October 2005.

SOS persevered and pinned D'Lo to become a two time IWW champion and brought the title back to Ireland. In his latest match at the IWW Supershow in the SFX in November 2005, SOS defeated the legendary Vampiro in a no-disqualification match, to cement his position as Ireland's top professional wrestler.

2006 saw numerous successful defenses of Sheamus's IWW crown and the beginning of his ShowBiz career with a very memorable TV appearance on the St. Patrick's Day Podge & Rodge Show and even a Big Screen debut in dark Irish movie 3Crosses beside stars such as Gail Porter, Samantha Mumba, Caprice, Keith Duffy and many more... In 2007 he also starred in the role of 'Two Ton' in _The Escapist_ opposite Joseph Fiennes.

The Irish print media have also really got behind this Celtic warrior with full page features in The Sun, The Star, The Daily & Sunday Mirror and The Metro.

Sheamus O'Shaunessy is now a regular face on the Roster of the top Wrestling promotions in the UK, such as All Star Wrestling, and looks set to take Irish Grappling all the way around the world and all the way to the top.

With hardly a week passing by without another twist in the burgeoning career of SOS all he asks is that fans get behind him and "Come With Me!"

- IMDb Mini Biography By: SOS

Trade Mark (3)

Thick Irish accent.
Red hair
Extremely pale skin.

Trivia (14)

He took the role of Darth Vader on a promotional tour for the Star Wars Episode One movie in association with LucasFilm & Aiken Promotions after being spotted by Peter Aiken who was looking for big guy to fill Darth's boots.
He has provided Personal Security for U2's Bono on several occasions and also Denise Van Outen.
He picked up his nickname "The Irish Curse" wrestling in the USA in 2002 after taking down a few opponents behind the referee's back with lethal low blows to that vital area where the sun-don't-shine! In Boston & New York The Irish Curse phrase refers to a guy who has had too much alcohol to perform in the bedroom department and was also used in that context in the movie Good Will Hunting.
He got talent spotted for a role in violent Irish movie 3Crosses after the film's producer, Jonathan Figgis, spotted him at a title match against Drew Galloway in The Laughter Lounge, Dublin in 2006. While shooting 3Crosses Sheamus' co-star Hytham Martin forgot to pull one of his punches with a metal chain wrapped around his fist leaving a two inch gash across the bridge of his nose.
Whilst choreographing & rehearsing the big fight scene for prison break movie The Escapist starring Joseph Fiennes & Brian Cox, Fiennes caught Sheamus with a full-force elbow in the mouth. The handsome actor was more shocked about the incident than a blood soaked SOS who just laughed off the blow. Ironically in the movie Fiennes is supposed to knock out Sheamus' character Two Ton's front tooth!.
Won the Slammy for 2009 Breakout Superstar of the Year.
While working his IT jobs he made CAT-5 cables and used Ghost to image machines.
When Sheamus came to the ring as a member of the security team to get DX in order, he got a pedigree from the same man who would push so hard to get Sheamus a huge push.
Was a member of the boys' choir until he was 13.
He did not want to involve leprechauns or four-leaf clovers into his persona, and rather portrayed himself as a Warrior.
He is a Liverpool FC fan.
Sheamus played both rugby and Gaelic football in his university years. He played rugby for the National College of Ireland, where he received a National Diploma, and Gaelic football for the Erin's Isle team, where he performed so well that he was once named "Sports Star of the Month.".
From 1999-2007 he worked for a few different IT companies including Symantec and Hartford Life in Dublin.
As part of Irish Whip Wrestling, Sheamus, McIntyre and Barrett were all part of the same organization and actually competed quite a bit around Europe. Sheamus and McIntyre had countless matches around the continent before they made the jump to the WWE.

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