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WWE in Abu Dhabi: Roman Reigns promising a blockbuster show in UAE capital

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Ready to reign in the UAE capital: WWE superstar Roman.

Roman Reigns is promising UAE fans a spectacular show as the WWE returns to the Middle East this week.

The sports entertainers will wow crowds in Abu Dhabi on December 7 and 8 at the Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium with a stellar line-up of some of the company’s leading superstars.

Reigns, now a seven-year veteran of WWE, says he can’t wait to perform in the capital: “I’m super excited,” the 32-year-old said.

“This show is going to be excellent, the energy is always up and the talent we are going to bring is incredible.”

Reigns will take on WWE royalty in Triple H – a mouthwatering clash which is sure to capture the imagination of all.

“Going against Triple H, I think that speaks for itself.” He said. “We were the main event of the largest WrestleMania of all time and we are proud to be able to bring this to the WWE Universe in Abu Dhabi. I can guarantee we are going to put on a spectacular show.”

Never one to shy away from the limelight, Reigns has had his ups and downs in the ring – but wouldn’t change anything: “It’s been an awesome roller-coaster ride and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me. I am grateful for all the opportunities and the things I have been able to enjoy and achieve. It’s been a great run thus far.”

Although he might not always be the most popular with certain pockets of WWE fans, Reigns has been compared to some of the greats of sports entertainment and has become the face of the company.

“I never look at it as being the next anybody, I just want to be first Roman Reigns,” he added. “It’s very flattering, you’re in good company when you are being compared to John Cena and Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), but all I can be is me, all I can be is Roman Reigns and that’s all I want to be.”

Joining Roman Reigns in Abu Dhabi is a lengthy list of superstars including Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, The Bar, Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, Braun Strowman and Finn Balor.

Tickets for the shows at the Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium on December 7 and 8 are available at https://abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net.

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Triple H v Roman Reigns added to WWE event at Abu Dhabi's Zayed Sports City

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Abu Dhabi-bound: Triple H

WWE’s family-friendly action will continue for a second consecutive night in Abu Dhabi with a newly-added event on Friday, December 8 at Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium featuring Triple H against Roman Reigns in the main event.

Tickets went on sale on Wednesday November 15 on PlatinumList.net and at UAE Exchange outlets.

Friday’s event will also feature, for the first time ever, a RAW Tag Team Championship Steel Cage Match featuring Cesaro and Sheamus against Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.

Tickets are also still available for Thursday, December 7, which will now feature a WWE Women’s Championship Match between Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks.

WWE Superstars scheduled to appear at both events include Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Finn Bálor, Kane, Samoa Joe, Cesaro and Sheamus, among others.

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Shadia Bseiso becomes first Arab woman to sign for the WWE

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Shadia Bseiso.

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.

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