Esquire Q&A: WWE Superstar Mansoor on wrestling and women in sports
WWE superstar Mansoor Al-Shehail has quickly become a man of firsts.
He was the first Saudi-born wrestler to sign for WWE, he was the first Saudi-born wrestler to wrestle on the company’s NXT show, he made his debut in 2018 on WWE’s first-ever live event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and followed it up a year later by winning of the largest Battle Royal in WWE history at the Super Showdown event in Riyadh.
Making a success of yourself in the immensely competitive and cutthroat world of sports entertainment is difficult enough, but add that list of trailblazing accolades to a 23-year-old’s shoulders and it takes a person of serious character to not only survive but thrive.
Ahead of the upcoming WWE Crown Jewel 2019 event in Riyadh on October 31, Esquire Middle East sat down with Mansoor to hear his story.