One of the most bizarre stories to come out of the backstage of WWE was the famed fight between Sheamus and Yoshi Tatsu.
The story has been told and retold over the years, with the details surrounding the fight changing with each retelling.
The story goes that Sheamus was a bully during his days in developmental, dishing it out to a variety of other inexperienced wrestlers.
Eventually, Yoshi Tatsu had enough, and was said to have started a fight with Sheamus, knocking him out and denting his pride, forcing him to mellow into the Celtic Warriror we all know and love.
Wanting to finally clear up the rumour, Sheamus appeared on Corey Graves’ After the Bell, talking about his conflict with Yoshi Tatsu.
The former WWE Champion revealed that he did have a few scuffles with Yoshi Tatsu as roomates, but it did not end in him being knocked out.
He also confronted Yoshi Tatsu, who was apparently going along with the story that he won the fight.
“There’s a story going around, this legendary story about me and Yoshi Tatsu. This doesn’t come up until I won the title [in 2009]. This is how I knew people were really trying to stick daggers in me. Me and Ted DiBiase Jr. were sharing an apartment.
Yoshi had just come over from New Japan, and basically the guy he was supposed to stay with left him high and dry. So we took Yoshi into our apartment.
We actually took him in. Ted slept on the couch, and he took Ted’s room. We didn’t really know this fella, but everyone seemed to like him…But he wasn’t paying for any bills. He wasn’t paying for any bills, any water, any cable, any gas, any of that stuff…”
“We had a couple little conflicts, whatever. And then, it kinda boiled over one time. We had a bit of a shoving thing. He’d try to slap at me, and I’d try to slap at him…it lasted about 60 seconds.
It was just a couple of chokes and stuff, and slaps, and that was it. We got over it, we all worked it out. 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? Where did this come from? It was this thing that never happened and then was blown out of proportion.”
“When I wasn’t there, Drew caught [Yoshi] once or twice going along with the story…I confronted him about it, and he was like, “No, no I never said that.” But it was just this thing that got blown out. That’s when I knew there’s certain people out to get me.”
Sheamus has had a career resurgence since Triple H took over the WWE. He has put on multiple five-star matches with Gunther, in his quest to finally win the Intercontinental Championship.
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