The tag team of Cesaro and Sheamus has become one of the most important acts on the Raw brand. Both Cesaro and Sheamus have been singles stars for the majority of their WWE careers. Sheamus is a former three-time WWE Champion and a one-time World Heavyweight Champion. Cesaro has never reached the top of the mountain in the WWE, but is viewed as one of the best wrestlers in the world. They each found themselves in terrible spots following the brand split. New stars like Finn Balor and Kevin Owens started to hold the top spots on Raw, along with the reliable Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Chris Jericho.
That forced Cesaro and Sheamus to try something new. The two talented wrestlers had a great 'Best Of Seven Series' that culminated in them becoming a tag team. Sheamus and Cesaro currently hold the Raw Tag Team Championships. Cesaro remains a fan favorite and Sheamus is still hated by the fans. They use that to their advantage to execute the odd couple tag team to perfection. Both men have fascinating stories that we'll take a look at. These are twenty things you may not have known about WWE’s favorite odd couple of Cesaro and Sheamus.
19 Sheamus Was A Bodyguard For U2's Bono
Most wrestlers had normal jobs before coming to the WWE and Sheamus had quite a few gigs in his time. The most interesting of his past jobs featured him working as a bodyguard for Bono of U2. Sheamus worked at a Dublin pub as a bouncer. U2 happened to enjoy visiting the pub when on a tour loop in the area.
18 Cesaro Hates His Entrance Theme
Speaking of WWE entrance themes, Cesaro has gone on the record to reveal that he hates the song he comes out to. The peculiar concept of sirens playing before his theme starts sets a weird tone for his matches. Cesaro used to wear headphones over his ears to the ring during his entrance. It led to him making the joke that he wears them to avoid having to listen to his theme.
17 Sheamus Wrestled For Lower Tier Independent Promotions
There is a belief that Sheamus started his career in the WWE between his time in developmental and an instant push on the main roster. While he never wrestled for any of the top independent promotions, Sheamus did have a body of work under his name. The smaller promotions to host Sheamus during his early years were Irish Whip Wrestling, All Star Wrestling and British Championship Wrestling.
16 Cesaro Is An Independent Wrestling Legend
Unlike Sheamus, Cesaro had a strong run on the independent wrestling circuit that is a rich part of his legacy. Most are aware that Cesaro worked for all of the top promotions on the independent scene before coming to the WWE. However, the library of matches delivered by Cesaro in Ring of Honor, PWG, CZW, Chikara and many other companies made him an underground legend.
15 Sheamus Was An IT Technician In Ireland
As mentioned earlier, Sheamus worked in various fields before landing his dream job in the WWE. One path extremely different from the work in the security industry was his time as an IT technician. Sheamus worked for multiple companies including Symantec in Ireland. Not many would look at Sheamus and assume he would have such a grasp on technology.
14 Cesaro Wrestled Under An Ice Cream Mask
One of the independent wrestling promotions to frequently book Cesaro as he started to make his name was Chikara. The concept of Chikara is different from any other company as they attempt to have a comic book fantasy life come to the ring with colorful characters and the stories of good versus evil often being the main points of interest.
13 Sheamus Was a Choir Singer
The backstory of Sheamus’ life before WWE has many twists and turns to it. Another surprising fact about his younger life saw him join a choir as a kid. Sheamus spent his teenage years as a member of the choir singing his little heart out. We have to wonder what the WWE would have done if they knew about this. Sheamus could have very well started working a silly singing character knowing how the WWE thinks these days.
The tag team of Cesaro and Sheamus is off to a great start. However, Sheamus is definitely not the best tag partner Cesaro has had during his wrestling career. Cesaro and Chris Hero formed The Kings of Wrestling on the independent wrestling scene. ROH, PWG and other promotions saw The Kings of Wrestling deliver superb matches on a constant basis.
12 Sheamus Played Rugby
Sheamus got involved with various sports before he became a professional wrestler, as Sheamus was a very talented rugby player. The big man utilized his strengths for the physical game and actually won a National Diploma for his work in the sport. Another hobby of Sheamus of the similar ilk saw him play Gaelic Football.
11 Both Have Played Security Guards For Segments Involving DX
A fascinating tidbit about the careers of Sheamus and Cesaro saw them have similar roles doing extra work for the WWE. They both tried to get on WWE’s radar by portraying security guards at different times. WWE typically hires local wrestlers in the area of a show anytime they need extra talent for a segment involving physical contact.
10 Cesaro Was John Cena's Workout Partner
Cesaro is one of the most conditioned wrestlers in the entire wrestling industry. The talented wrestler keeps himself in great shape with a tremendous physique. An unlikely bonding experience saw Cesaro and John Cena become workout partners a few years ago. WWE cameras caught them training together at a gym, when showing Cena prepare for a match with The Rock.
9 Sheamus Was Triple H's Workout Partner
Not to be outdone, Sheamus also had a high profile workout partner many years ago. Triple H befriended Sheamus early into his career and they were workout buddies for a while. Sheamus coincidentally received one of the biggest instant pushes for a young star coming to the main roster. Many believed Triple H is the reason for Sheamus being a WWE Champion before he earned it.
8 Cesaro Was Daniel Bryan's Closest Friend In Wrestling
The topic of friendships in wrestling is rather interesting considering most wrestlers only have a handful of close friends in the business. Daniel Bryan is the perfect example of that. Everyone loves Bryan as one of the kindest people in wrestling. Despite his large number of acquaintances, Bryan has very few close friends due to nature of the business.
7 Sheamus Is Best Friends With Drew Galloway
Another strong friendship that's worth discussing is the relationship between Sheamus and Drew Galloway. Along with Wade Barrett, Sheamus and Galloway were all signed together as the international class of prospects coming to the WWE. Sheamus obviously has had the most successful career, but Galloway was right there with him at the start. Triple H and Shawn Michaels endorsed Galloway during his run as Drew McIntyre.
6 Vince McMahon Has Underrated Cesaro For Years
There is a fair argument that can be made to regard Cesaro as the most underrated WWE star in recent memory. Cesaro has dazzled fans from the day he stepped foot on the main roster with a hit list of outstanding matches. Fans react overwhelmingly positive to him and many wrestling legends have stated he's a future World Champion.
5 Vince McMahon Has Overrated Sheamus For Years
On the flip side, Sheamus has been a favorite of Vince McMahon for years. McMahon definitely believed in his talent considering Sheamus would defeat John Cena in his first PPV match to win the WWE Championship. A former WWE writer revealed that McMahon believed Sheamus had the face potential to replace Cena as the star to lead the WWE brand. That never came to fruition, but Sheamus did receive many main event pushes.
4 Cesaro Appeared In The Wrestler
An interesting little known fact about Cesaro’s career is his acting credit in The Wrestler. The hit film looked at the seedy world of wrestling for those in their veteran years watching their careers wind down in depression fashion. Darren Aronofsky filmed the movie at various independent wrestling shows, most notably at Ring of Honor shows.
3 WWE Didn't Promote Sheamus' Role In TMNT
Sheamus managed to score a far bigger role than Cesaro’s. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie franchise hired Sheamus to play Rocksteady in their Out of the Shadows film. Sheamus did a great job playing the comedic villain and many wrestling fans were surprised to see his acting chops impress on the big screen. WWE, however, surprisingly didn’t care, nor did they try to get the fans to the movie.
2 Cesaro Is Dating Sara Del Rey
One of the lesser known romantic relationships in the wrestling would be the couple of Cesaro and Sara Del Rey. They worked together in Ring of Honor and Chikara as both partners and opponents at different points. Del Rey was regarded as the best female wrestler in North America before signing a contract with the WWE as a trainer.
1 WWE Wants Them Teaming Together For The Long Run
The most important thing about Cesaro and Sheamus right now is their long term outlook of remaining a tag team. We all assumed it was just a short makeshift team to past time until they started feuding again. WWE showed their hand by having Cesaro and Sheamus be the team that finally ended New Day’s record breaking Tag Team Championship reign.
New Day dominated the division for over a year and the team that ended up beating them would have received a huge rub going forward. Sheamus and Cesaro being selected as the ones to end the reign positioned them as a credible tag team. WWE is going all the way with the two talented singles wrestlers, without any direction for the foreseeable future. Don’t be surprised if Cesaro and Sheamus are together for many more years.
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