in Columbus, Ohio, Sheamus won the Money in the Bank Contract Ladder Match to earn a guaranteed shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
The 37-year-old defeated Dolph Ziggler, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Neville, Randy Orton and Roman Reigns in the annual contest.
He is also a two-time United States Champion and a three-time WWE Raw Tag Team Champion with his partner Cesaro.
In addition to these championships, he has won the 2010 King of the Ring tournament, the 2012 Royal Rumble match and the 2015 Money in the Bank ladder match, making him only the second wrestler (after Edge) to achieve all three accomplishments.
It was during this time that he developed the nickname the "Irish Curse" after low-blowing an opponent.
In March 2011, Sheamus defeated Daniel Bryan to capture the United States Championship.Wanting to move away from limiting Irish stereotypes of lucky charms, leprechauns, and alcoholism, he instead wanted to portray an Irish warrior.This included the design of his own pendant, the crossos, which combines the Celtic cross with a Celtic War sword to illustrate his character's "indigenous origins with a hybrid of warrior strength matched with a strong ethical centre".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 (WWF) on Sky One.Six weeks later he officially debuted as a fan favorite under the name Sheamus O'Shaunessy against Robert Pigeon.