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Irish Superstar Aiming To Join Wrestling Elite

sheamusrrIrish Wrestling superstar Sheamus will attempt to do the impossible this Sunday by defeating 29 other wrestlers to win the WWE Royal Rumble, a feat he achieved last year. Continue reading

Sheamus Retains WWE Title In Controversial Finish

Dublin native Sheamus has retained his WWE title by defeating his adversary Alberto Del Rio at the 25th anniversary of Summerslam.

Sheamus, real name Stephen Farrelly , endured a brutal contest with his Mexican opponent who has been a torn in his side in recent weeks. Del Rio has launched numerous surprise attacks on the Cabra native and has gone out of his way to try and break the arm of Sheamus, a man he refers to only as a peasant.

The champion, who has held the belt for 141 days since winning it at Wrestlemania, went out of his way to ensure the match went ahead after his opponent’s recent actions caused WWE to call the match off. However Sheamus was determined to get his hands on Del Rio and convinced WWE to reinstate the bout, which he won after hitting his patented Celtic Cross backbreaker.

The finish was somewhat controversial as the first ever Irish born WWE champion removed his opponent’s foot from the rope before the referee could see it. Despite Del Rio’s protests the result stood and the Dubliner got one over his fierce enemy.

Speaking after the match a jubilant Sheamus said “ I knew I had the beating of Del Rio and that’s why I got the match reinstated. It was tough going out there but I knew I would pull through it and the era of Sheamus lives on”.

Irishman Wins Royal Rumble

A Dublin man has become the first ever Irishman to win the WWE Royal Rumble.

Two time WWE Champion Sheamus, real name Stephen Farrelly, defied the odds to overcome 29 superstars enroute to victory.

The win guarantees the superstar a title shot of his choosing at the biggest event of the year, Wrestlemania, which will be held on April 1. Sheamus now has a huge opportunity to reclaim the gold and will be keen to put on a solid performance at Wrestlemania, having been dropped from the card at the final hour in 2011.

Cabra native Sheamus entered the bout at number 22 and used his brute strength to persevere, overcoming a tense battle with Chris Jericho to win the rumble, knocking the returning superstar to the floor with his devastating Brogue Kick.

The win puts The Celtic Warrior up there with some of the finest superstars of all time who went on to win the Royal Rumble such as Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock.

He is now faced with a decision that will envy his fellow superstars, does he stay on the Smackdown brand and challenge Daniel Bryan for his title or does he jump ship to Raw and face CM Punk for his championship.

This story featured in both The Irish Daily Mirror and The Irish Sun on January 31st 2012.