WWE Superstar Mansoor Reveals How a Match With Cesaro Changed His Life

Published 05/20/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


A few weeks ago, WWE’s first Saudi Arabian wrestler Mansoor debuted on WWE’s main roster. Ahead of his RAW debut, Mansoor competed in a handful of matches and made a name for himself on 205 Live with an impressive 50-0 winning streak.

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Mansoor signed up with WWE in 2018 during WWE’s Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia. He debuted on NXT later that year. However, one match particularly changed everything.

He won the 51-man Battle Royale at Super ShowDown 2019. Shortly after this, Mansoor defeated Cesaro at 2019’s Crown Jewel in his hometown Riyadh.

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This match with Cesaro changed everything for Mansoor. According to him, “That was a completely, you know, not just a career-changing match for me, but a life-changing match for me. I can’t emphasize enough how much this match changed my life.”

I mean, this was the match that I think proved to everybody that, ok, this kid is not just here to be rolled out every couple times a year,” Mansoor told The Bump. “This is a kid who has potential. This is a kid who can bring it, and this is a kid who was able to match that level of one of the best wrestlers in the world.

While he agrees Cesaro might win 99% of the time, that one match was a “real magical moment” for him. Now that he is on the main roster, Mansoor would love to have another match with Cesaro.

Mansoor reveals his upcoming agenda in WWE

The Superstar made his debut against Sheamus on WWE RAW. He came from 205 live to answer Sheamus’s open challenge for the United States Championship.

Although he was defeated, Mansoor is not ready to give up on his question for the title. “I want to go after that United States Championship. I want to hold that sucker for as long as I possibly can.”

“That title has really risen prestige in the last decade, especially with John Cena’s Open Challenge. It’s been known as a wrestler’s title,” explained Mansoor. “The hard worker’s title. The workhorse title. The guy comes out every week and tries to prove he’s the best fighting champion on the brand.” (h/t Wrestling Inc)

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He also explained how Sheamus did not actually beat or pin him. In fact, it was an interruption from Humberto Carrillo that made the referee end the match. With this ‘defeat’, Mansoor’s winning streak from 205 Live was broken at 50-1.

You can check Mansoor’s interview from The Bump’s episode below –

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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