RIYADH: Saudi superstar Mansoor has signed up to WWE’s (World Wrestling Entertainment) RAW brand in one of the biggest steps of his career.
The 25-year-old’s move was announced in a segment of this week’s show, with Mansoor going on to face Irishman Sheamus in his first official match as part of the RAW roster.
The elevation to RAW, one of WWE’s most high-profile and popular brands, represents a huge milestone in the career of Mansoor, who signed for world wrestling’s most famous organization in 2018 after impressing during a tryout event.
The highlight of his early WWE career was winning a 51-man Battle Royal during the Super ShowDown event in Jeddah in 2019, where he overcame some of WWE’s biggest stars in front of his friends and family who were in the crowd.
Mansoor also performed at two other live events in Saudi Arabia – Crown Jewel in 2019 and last year’s Super ShowDown – where he defeated Swiss wrestler Cesaro and American fighter Dolph Ziggler, respectively.
He has continued to catch the eye with a string of high-energy displays, performing consistently well on WWE shows such as 205 Live and Main Event and securing victories against the likes of Mexican, Angel Garza, and Drew Gulak from the US.
The move to RAW, a weekly show, will ensure Mansoor competes against some of WWE’s most experienced stars on a regular basis.
The RAW roster includes the likes of current WWE champion Bobby Lashley, from the US, Scotland’s Drew McIntyre, and Americans A.J. Styles, Braun Strowman, and Randy Orton.
What awaits Mansoor on RAW remains to be seen, but his journey promises to be an exciting one. For now, he will simply be delighted to have made the step up.