The WWE has been setting many company firsts over the past few years, but this latest one is a can’t-miss superstar. The Star is reporting that the company has signed Shadia Bseiso, who will be the WWE’s very first Arab female wrestler.
Bseiso—a native of Jordan—is a skilled jiu-jitsu martial artist, and joins the WWE at a time where the women’s division is more dominant than ever before. She’ll soon join a group that includes elite talents in Bayley, Sasha Banks, Charlotte, Nia Jax, and Alexa Bliss.
“Female athletes are finally getting the credit they deserve. The world is more open to that, and in terms of how the region will react to it, I’m hoping it’s going to be very positive,” Bseiso said, according to The Star.
WWE has been more bent on finding talents with foreign backgrounds over the years. Shinsuke Nakamura and Asuka (Japan), Rusev (Bulgaria), Indo-Canadian Jinder Mahal, are among the many great talents in that area.
According to The Sun, Bseisa entered a WWE tryout that consisted of 40 people from India and the Middle East. Obviously, the company was impressed enough to sign her to a contract. It remains to be seen when and where she’ll start with the company.
It’ll be interesting to see what her first feud will be if she makes it to TV. Given her background in martial arts, it would be intriguing to see if Bseisa enters a potential feud with UFC star Ronda Rousey, who has long been rumored to join the WWE.
But while we wait and speculate what Bseisa’s role will be with the WWE, it’s worth celebrating yet another first for the company. They’ve done a great job finding talents around the world, growing the promotion across the world. Hopefully, Bseisa will be able to play a huge role in helping out even more.
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