Two Saudi Athletes Have Just Been Tapped By WWE

BY Harper's BAZAAR Arabia / Jun 17 2019 / 19:08 PM

Faisal Kurdi and Hussain Aldagal are officially on our ones-to-watch list

Two Saudi Athletes Have Just Been Tapped By WWE

Saudi talent is taking Orlando by storm. Two promising wrestlers have started training at World Wrestling Entertainment's Orlando Performance Center - an ultra-modern facility that trains up WWE's next generation of budding professionals and global superstars. 

WWE held their first-ever tryout in Jeddah last April, where Kurdi and Aldagal were amongst eight participants selected from thirty hopefuls to continue their training with WWE. The first-ever Saudi WWE signee and current NXT Superstar, Mansoor Al-Shehail, also attended the momentous tryout. 

Kurdi is no stranger to the competitive wrestling scene, having placed in several championship competitions across the Middle East. He has experience is in amateur grappling, Muay Thai boxing and mixed martial arts. Aldagal, a civil engineer, also has a background in volleyball and bodybuilding.  

Kurdi and Aldagal are two of the last athletes to be signed with the company from the Jeddah round, with the WWE scouts now heading to China for the next international tryout.

This is not the Middle East's first forray into WWE, back in October 2017, the wrestling company signed their first Arab female, Shadia Bseiso.

30-year old Jordanian athlete Shadia Bseiso was signed by WWE in 2017