Sheamus has had an unbelievable career in the WWE. The Dubliner has been part of the promotion since 2006, winning his first WWE championship with a victory over John Cena in a tables match in December of 2009.
Since then he has gone on to become a three time WWE champion, one time World Heavyweight champions, win five tag team titles, a king of the ring tournament, and a Royal Rumble. He is also the current US Champion. A decent resumé so.
Considering how big of a star he has become, it is mad to think that it was not all that long ago that he was scrapping just to make a living in wrestling.
Even during his early days in the WWE, he wasn't exactly earning massive money. That even resulted in a confrontation with a fellow wrestler.
Back in the day, Sheamus was sharing an apartment with Ted DiBiase Jr and Yoshi Tatsu, with the latter having just moved from Japan. There was tension between the him and Irishman after Tatsu continually failed to pay his share of the bills.
Speaking on the the After The Bell podcast, Sheamus recalled how this even ended up in a confrontation between the pair backstage at an event.
Me and Ted DiBiase Jr. are sharing an apartment. Yoshi had just come over from New Japan, and basically the guy who he's supposed to stay with, left him high and dry. So we took Yoshi into our apartment.
Ted slept on the couch, and he took Ted's room, we didn't really know this fella, but everyone seemed to like him. So it was good.
Then the situation was we're on $500 a week, and he was getting an allowance or whatever, but he wasn't paying for any bills.
He wasn't paying for any water, any cable, any gas and any of that stuff. Not only were we on $500 a week and we're taking care of ourselves, we're taking care of him.
So we had a couple of constant conflicts whatever, and then it kind of boiled over one time. It was a bit of a shoving thing, and he took slap at me.
I took a slap at him, and that was it. It was like two handbags me and him fighting at the each other.
— Cageside Seats (@cagesideseats) July 2, 2020
Not exactly a massive incident, but the story began to grow legs after Sheamus became more successful in the WWE.
Soon after he won his first WWE title, rumours began to circulate that Tashu had actually knocked Sheamus out during the incident. He believes that this was down to people being envious of his rapid rise in the organisation.
All of a sudden then, after the TLC match when I became WWE Champion, all these stories are going around that Yoshi Tatsu knocked me out. I was just like what? I was like where did this come from?...
talked to him about it and confronted him about it. He goes, 'no, no. I never said that,' but it was just this thing that got blown out. That's when I knew there was certain people out to get me.