Mansoor Al-Shehail is a 25-year-old wrestler from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is the first Saudi born WWE Superstar. Mansoor is currently signed with the WWE and performs on the company’s NXT brand under the ring name, Mansoor.
Al-Shehail made his professional wrestling debut on January 15, 2015 under the ring name, Manny Faberino. He was trained by Dory Funk Jr. and the Stoner Brothers. Early on in his career, he wrestled for various California promotions including Stoner Brothers University, Gold Rush Pro Wrestling, Hoodslam, All Pro Wrestling, Wrestling’s Best Of The West and Wrestling For Charity.
Between 2016 and 2018, Al-Shehail worked for East Bay Pro Wrestling and during this time he won the EBPW Championship once which he vacated upon signing with the WWE.
Mansoor’s WWE Tryout & Debut
In early 2018, Al-Shehail was one of eight wrestlers who successfully tried out for the WWE after the company held tryouts in Saudi Arabia. He made his in-ring debut for WWE on September 6, 2018 at a NXT house show where he lost to Luke Menzies.
Mansoor made his television debut for NXT on February 6, 2019, losing to Jaxson Ryker. He then lost his next two matches to Dominik Dijakovic and Travis Banks on NXT television. He made his pay-per-view debut in June 2019 at Super ShowDown in his home country of Saudi Arabia. He won a 51-Man Battle Royal by last eliminating Elias.
At WWE’s 2020 event Super ShowDown in Riyadh, Mansoor defeated Dolph Ziggler. Following this, he became a regular on 205 Live developing a winning streak on the show by defeating Ashante “Thee” Adonis, Brian Kendrick and Jake Atlas. On the February 25th 2021 episode of WWE Main Event, he made his debut on the show defeating Drew Gulak.
Mansoor’s Main Roster Debut
On the May 3rd episode of Monday Night RAW, Mansoor was assigned to the red brand. He made his in-ring debut the same night, losing to Sheamus by disqualification due to interference from Humberto Carrillo.
Career Championships and Accomplishments
- East Bay Pro Wrestling
- EBPW Championship (1 time)
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
- 51-Man Battle Royal