WWE Just Signed The First Arab Woman Ever

BY Milli Midwood / Oct 15 2017 / 15:11 PM

Meet the Middle Eastern woman breaking the sporting boundaries

Following on from the April Try Outs in Dubai, Shadia Bseiso has been selected the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to join the WWE Superstar ranks, making her the first female talent in the Middle East to be signed by the global wrestling company.

The 30-year old Jordanian athlete is trained in Jiu Jitsu and CrossFit and will join a roster of international talent from a variety of countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Mexico, and the United Kingdom at WWE’s Performance Centre to begin training.


Shadia Bseiso

WWE

“It is an honor to be the first-ever woman from the Middle East to sign with WWE,” Bseiso said in a statement. “Working with WWE is an incredible opportunity. I have visited the Performance Centre and attended the Mae Young Classic. I have personally witnessed the power of WWE and the passion of WWE 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 Paul “Triple H” Levesque, 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.”

Shadia Bseiso

WWE

And if you want to follow Bseiso’ journey, broadcast provider OSN has teamed up with WWE to produce a one-hour behind-the-scenes special around the Dubai try-out. The programme is scheduled to premiere on OSN Sports Action 1 HD in late November. Watch this space.