WWE Superstar Sheamus is coming home to Dublin for Irish film premiere

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Paramount Pictures Ireland announced today that WWE Superstar Sheamus (Stephen Farrelly) is coming home to Dublin for the Irish premiere of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.

Sheamus plays Rocksteady, the legendary mutant rhino, who along with Bebop follows the orders of evil villain Shredder.

Sheamus in character as Rocksteady
Sheamus in character as Rocksteady

Farrelly grew up in the inner-city and often found himself defending his smaller friends from bullies. He excelled at Gaelic football, soccer and rugby and took to weight lifting with his father, who would bring him to amateur bodybuilding competitions.

He set a goal to bring a true taste of Irish heritage, with its rich history and folklore of fierce warriors feared by their opponents, to WWE.

As Sheamus, Farrelly has become one of the hardest working Superstars in WWE today.

He is a four-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, the 2010 King of the Ring, a two-time United States Champion, the winner of the 2012 Royal Rumble — an honour which paved the way for him to defeat Daniel Bryan in 18 seconds at WrestleMania to win the World Heavyweight Title — and the winner of the 2015 Money in the Bank contract.

The list of Superstars he’s pummeled is long and reputable: John Cena, Randy Orton, Big Show, Daniel Bryan and Triple H.

Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo return to Irish cinemas this Summer to battle bigger, badder villains, alongside April O’Neil (Megan Fox), Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), and a newcomer: the hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell).

Sheamus will be in attendance at the Savoy cinema Dublin for a special Irish premiere on Wednesday June 1st.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows opens in Irish cinemas June 3rd (special previews from May 30th).