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One of the men who's had a more transitional year than you'd think is the Celtic Warrior, Sheamus.
At the start of 2011, Sheamus was floundering as a midcard heel on Raw. Mind you, most of the midcarders on Raw haven't got a purpose anyway, so that's no slight on Sheamus.
He won the United States Championship from Daniel Bryan early in 2011 and they were supposed to have a re-match for the strap at WrestleMania 27.
As I'm sure we all know by now, they got bumped from the main card to being a dark match. Even their title match ended up being a battle royal!
He was drafted to SmackDown in April last year and slowly began to turn from a heel to a babyface.
His babyface turn culminated in August after confronting Mark Henry, who was wreaking havoc on SmackDown.
Sheamus went on to win 26 of his next 27 televised matches. His only loss came against Christian, who he'd been feuding with.
His roll continued at the Royal Rumble where he eliminated the returning Chris Jericho to earn a World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania 28.
The big Irishman beat World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan in the opening contest at Mania, pinning him after 18 seconds.
He's currently the figurehead for WWE's blue brand and is preparing to defend his newly-won crown at Extreme Rules.
Sheamus seems to have embraced his new babyface role better than, say, Randy Orton has, at least in my opinion.
He stepped up and dealt with change when he needed to. He's been rewarded for that with a World Heavyweight Championship run.
Best of luck to ya, fella!!