WWE has signed Shadia Bseiso from Jordan to a developmental contract, making her the first Arab woman from the Middle East to have the opportunity to train to become a WWE Superstar.
Bseiso, a trained Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete and CrossFit enthusiast, attended WWE’s invitation-only talent tryout in Dubai earlier this year.
The talent pool for the tryouts comprised 40 men and women from the Middle East and India with diverse backgrounds in sports and athletics, including power lifters, rugby and football players, amateur wrestlers, martial artists and fitness experts.
Bseiso’s athletic abilities, confidence, and natural charisma earned her the opportunity to begin training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida this January.
“It is an honor to be the first-ever woman from the Middle East to sign with WWE,” said Bseiso.
“Working with WWE is an incredible opportunity. I have visited the Performance Center and attended the Mae Young Classic. I have personally witnessed the power of WWE and the passion of the fans. I look forward to starting on my path to becoming a WWE Superstar.”
“Recruiting Shadia to join our developmental system underscores WWE’s ongoing commitment to building a talent roster as diverse as our fan base,” said Triple H, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative.
“We’re confident Shadia will help inspire future WWE Superstars, as we continue to recruit the most talented athletes and entertainers from around the world.”
Bseiso will join a roster of international talent at WWE’s Performance Center who hail from a variety of countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
WWE fans in the UAE will be delighted at news that the latest LIVE event will come to Abu Dhabi on Thursday, December 7 at the Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium.
Fans attending the event will be able to see some of their favourite WWE Superstars including Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Finn Bálor, Cesaro and Sheamus and more.
“We are excited to bring WWE LIVE back to Abu Dhabi following overwhelming demand from our large, passionate fan base in the region,” said Carlo Nohra, WWE Middle East Vice President and General Manager.
“Fans can look forward to a spectacular show of non-stop, family-friendly entertainment for WWE’s only Abu Dhabi show this year.”
Tickets will be available this Wednesday starting at 10 a.m. GST via PlatinumList.net and UAE Exchange outlets.
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