Mansoor Talks Professional Development, Dream Opponents, Advice To Aspiring Saudi’s


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NXT Superstar Mansoor recently spoke with WrestlingAc, an Arabic Wrestling website from Saudi Arabia. This interview took place a few weeks ago before WWE Super Showdown. You can see what Mansoor had to say on various topics below.

On how he has improved since Crown Jewel in November:

Everyday I am at the WWE PC Development Center trying to be better and learn new things. I can guarantee that you will see new things tomorrow. I try to surprise people and I always try to prove to people that I am getting better. This is an opportunity to show people what I can do.

On when fans can expect to see Mansoor on NXT TV:

I want to be on the NXT televised show and I have plans to do that but that is not in my power. I will tell you that these Saudi PPV’s are considered to be RAW and SmackDown shows so they don’t really have a bearing of where I am in NXT. If I want to be successful in NXT I have to do it in NXT. I do not get a free pass to skip a bunch of people who have been working hard to get an opportunity just because I do these shows.

On who he wants to face in NXT:

There are a lot of people and they are some of the best in the world. Adam Cole, Johnny Gargano, Finn Balor, Tommaso Ciampa, and Velveteen Dream. I’ve wrestled Keith Lee and felt his power at local live events and I can say that I have had enough of Keith Lee.

On his advise to the Saudi’s who wish to be like him:

There are tryout auditions coming and this is an amazing opportunity for me to tell people that I am very lucky because I was in the United States. I had the ability to train so I had experience, the only one with experience at the time of my auditions. There is an open door now. Go to and go to auditions, put your pictures and videos up to show your charisma.

You can see the entire video below.

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