He took down the role of Darth Vader on the marketing tour for the Episode One of the Star Wars Movie in association with the Aiken and LucasFilm Promotions right after being marked by Peter Aiken, who have been looking up for a big guy in order to fill the Darth’s boots. Sheamus is one of the best wrestlers of his generation. Sheamus O’Shaunessy started his career as a wrestler in April 2002 in the Monster Factory. He’s been trained right under the supervision of the former professional WWF wrestler Larry Sharpe together with the former referee of ECW, Jim Molineux. One of the biggest fights that made his wrestling debut was done against WWA as well as the TNA star, Robert Pigeneon.
In 2002, Sheamus suffered a neck injury, making himself out of the crowd and of course, out of action or two years. However, it was just May 2004, he then restarted his career at the freshly opened Irish Whip Wrestling School located in Dublin and then debuted the IWW into their Mount Temple show done on the 9th of July against Burning Spirit and won the fight. After this fight, he went to compete against a foreign talent including Xavier, Mikey Batts, Matt Striker as well as Vid Vain.