Mansoor signs with WWE RAW brand and fights for the title – fr

Mansoor signs with WWE RAW brand and fights for the title – fr

Mansoor is now a member of the WWE RAW brand.

Tonight’s RAW episode saw Adam Pearce sign Mansoor to a RAW contract during a behind-the-scenes segment, welcoming him to the Red Mark. They were interrupted by WWE United States Champion Sheamus, who prompted Mansoor to respond to his Open Challenge later in the series.

Mansoor then challenged Sheamus for the title, but Humberto Carrillo attacked Sheamus out of nowhere to continue their feud, ending the match with a disqualification. The segment ended with Sheamus dropping Mansoor and Humberto with two Brogue Kicks.

Mansoor entered tonight’s RAW match with a 49-game winning streak on WWE TV, including singles and multi-player matches. His 49th victory came in the WWE Main Event in late April as he defeated Akira Tozawa. Before tonight’s RAW, the last match Mansoor played without a win was a Battle Royal at the WWE NXT live event on August 24, 2019 in Tampa, won by current RAW Tag Team champion Omos. The night before at Sanford he had lost to T-BAR (Dominik Dijakovic) in a live event, and the week before he had suffered his last televised loss to Damian Priest on NXT.

Mansoor, who recently tied the knot, signed with the company in 2018 and became the first Saudi wrestler to compete in WWE. Born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, he was signed along with 7 other wrestlers after a tryout before the 2018 Greatest Royal Rumble event in the Kingdom. He would make his NXT debut in September 2018, losing to Luke Menzies in a live event. His NXT TV debut took place in February 2019 with a loss to Jaxson Ryker. His biggest victories came in 2019 when he won the 51-Man Battle Royal at Super ShowDown in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and then when he defeated Cesaro at Crown Jewel in his hometown of Riyadh. Mansoor made his WWE 205 Live debut in November 2019 with a victory over The Brian Kendrick, then defeated current SmackDown Tag Team Champion Dolph Ziggler at the 2020 Super ShowDown in his hometown. Since then, he has been a regular at the Main Event and 205 Live.

It’s unclear if WWE plans to do anything else with a streak for Mansoor on RAW, but that could be it. It was recently reported that WWE is keeping the winning streak alive to keep its partners happy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with a return to the country for another special event reportedly announced later this year.

Stay tuned for more on Mansoor on the RAW brand. Below are similar images from tonight’s RAW:


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