Nasser Alruwayeh of Kuwait City has become the first Kuwaiti to sign a WWE developmental contract, giving him the opportunity to train to become a WWE Superstar. Alruwayeh was introduced to the crowd at the WWE Live Abu Dhabi event held recently at Zayed Sports City International Tennis Complex.
“It is an honour to sign with WWE and represent the Middle East,” said Alruwayeh. “I look forward to competing with world-class athletes as I begin my journey in becoming a WWE Superstar.”
“Signing Nasser is another example of WWE’s ongoing commitment to building a talent roster that mirrors the diversity of our fan base,” said Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative. “We are confident that Nasser will inspire future WWE Superstars from the Middle East as we continue to recruit the most talented athletes and entertainers from around the world.”
Alruwayeh is a national CrossFit competitor with a background in MMA and boxing. He was recruited following an impressive performance at the WWE tryout in Dubai earlier this year. Alruwayeh was one of 40 men and women from the Middle East and India with diverse backgrounds in sports and athletics, including powerlifting, rugby, football, amateur wrestling and the martial arts.
Alruwayeh will develop his talents both athletically and creatively at the state-of-the-art WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, USA. The Performance Center has seven training rings, a world-class strength and conditioning programme, and cutting-edge edit and production facilities that will allow Alruwayeh to develop his skills through a comprehensive programme that includes in-ring training, physical preparedness and character development.
Nasser will join a roster of international talent at the WWE Performance Center who hail from a range of countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
His recruitment follows the announcement in October of Shadia Bseiso as the first woman from the Middle East, and Kavita Devi, the first Indian woman, to sign WWE developmental contracts. Both women also took part in the Dubai tryout.
Seen: Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque with Shadia Bseiso and Nasser Alruwayeh.