First female wrestler from Middle East to join WWE


Published: 2017-10-16 17:11

Last Updated: 2024-05-19 09:59

(Shadia Bseiso's Instagram account)
(Shadia Bseiso's Instagram account)

The first female wrestler and jiu-jitsu fighter from Jordan and the Middle East has signed with World Wrestling Entertainment to become a WWE Superstar, breaking cul.

WWE announced the signing months of Jordanian Shadia Bseiso, after the tryout that consisted of 40 men and women from the Middle East and India.

In January Bseiso will start training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, for grueling in-ring training and what WWE calls “character development,” where the wrestlers’ trademark personality is formed.

She has a Jordan-themed persona in mind, Bseiso told Reuters, but declined to elaborate.

“It is an honour to be the first-ever woman from the Middle East to sign with WWE,” Bseiso said. “Working with WWE is an incredible opportunity,” according to the Gulf Times.

"I have visited the Performance Center 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,” she added.