Jordanian TV presenter becomes first Arab woman to join WWE
Shadia Bseiso, a Dubai-based TV presenter, will train with the globally renowned organisation to become a WWE Superstar.
She will be joined by Kavita Devi, who becomes the first Indian woman to compete in the WWE circus ring.
Bseiso is a trained Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete and CrossFit enthusiast who attended WWE's invitation-only talent tryout in Dubai earlier this year.
The talent pool for the tryouts consisted of 40 men and women from the Middle East and India with diverse backgrounds in sports and athletics, including powerlifters, rugby and football players, amateur wrestlers, martial artists and fitness experts.
Bseiso's athletic abilities, confidence and natural charisma - the last of which she showcased as a bilingual TV presenter - earned her the opportunity to further develop her skills with WWE, the organisation said.
She and Devi are both set to begin training at the WWE Performance Center in January.
"It is an honour to be the first-ever woman from the Middle East to sign with WWE," Bseiso said.
"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."
Paul "Triple H" Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, is proud to see the women in the ring.
"We're confident Kavita and Shadia will inspire future WWE Superstars as we continue to recruit the most talented athletes and entertainers from around the world."
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