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5 Superstars who were bullied before making it big in WWE 

Thomas Lowson
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Kofi Kingston won the WWE Championship at WrestleMania but was bullied because of his name as a child.
Kofi Kingston won the WWE Championship at WrestleMania but was bullied because of his name as a child.

Childhood can be the happiest time in a person's life. No bills, no responsibilities. No worrying about jobs, mortgages or pension plans, just childlike innocence. But for some, childhood is not all fun, as bullying can often emotionally scar someone for months, and even years to come.

And even worse, bullying can happen even at adulthood, as plenty of people feel trapped without anywhere else to turn. Even WWE Superstars, who are shown every week to be strong, confident, powerful individuals, have been the victims of bullying.

Some of these Superstars were able to stand up against those who hurt them, though many were forced to just bear the brunt of it hoping that their bully would eventually get tired of it. Here are five WWE Superstars who were bullied before making it big in the McMahon-ran promotion.


#5 Sheamus

Sheamus has held nearly every accolade in WWE since debuting on the main roster in 2009.
Sheamus has held nearly every accolade in WWE since debuting on the main roster in 2009.

A former WWE, United States, and Tag Team Champion, Sheamus is regarded by many as one of the toughest Superstars in WWE today. As one of just two men to be King of the Ring, Mr. Money in the Bank and a Royal Rumble winner (the other being Edge), the Celtic Warrior certainly knows how to handle himself in a brawl.

Despite this, the Irishman has said how he was mercilessly bullied as a child due to weight problems, his pale skin and red hair. The Bar member has even spoken on the long-term effects of the bullying he received, which led to the young Sheamus dealing with bouts of depression. Fortunately, Sheamus has been able to prove the bullies wrong, and has worked closely with WWE's Be A Star campaign.

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