When Sheamus became WWE Champion in 2009, stories started to come out that, according to him, were designed to cut him down.
People believed he only got his spot and the title so shortly after his main roster debut because he was workout buddies with Triple H. In FCW, another story going around was that Yoshi Tatsu had knocked out Sheamus following an altercation between the two.
Speaking to Corey Graves on WWE After The Bell, Sheamus gave his side of the story.
"There's this legendary story with me and Yoshi Tatsu. This was the first thing, and this didn't come up until I first won the title, that's when I knew people were trying to stick daggers in me. Me and Ted Dibiase Jr were sharing an apartment and Yoshi had just come from New Japan. The guy he was supposed to stay with left him high and dry. We took Yoshi into our apartment. We didn't really know this fella but everyone seemed to like him. It was going good, but the situation was, he wasn't paying for any bills or any of that stuff. Not only are we only getting $500 a week, but we're taking care of ourselves and we're also taking care of him. We had a couple of conflicts, and it boiled over one time, and there was a shoving thing, he threw a slap at me, I threw a slap at him, and that was it. It lasted like 60 seconds. We got over it and worked it out."
Sheamus continued, "After I became WWE Champion, all these stories are going around that Yoshi Tatsu knocked me out. I was like, 'What? Where did this come from?' It was this thing that never happened."
Corey Graves recalled hearing about the story during his time in developmental as well but didn't know how true it was.
In previous interviews, Sheamus discussed the backlash he received for winning the WWE Title so early in his career and how he didn't blame "the boys" for being upset. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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