Shadia Bseiso is set to join the company’s training centre in January after being selected from an invitation-only try-out that consisted of competitors from a range of different backgrounds.
And Bseiso — who is currently a TV presenter and voice-over artist based in Dubai — is excited to get stuck in with the WWE in Florida.
Bseiso said: “It is an honour to be the first-ever woman from the Middle East to sign with WWE. Working with WWE is an incredible opportunity.
“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.”
Bseiso was born in Jordan before attending university in Lebanon.
The UK Sun reports that she is trained in Brazilian ju-jitsu which is why WWE chiefs were keen on giving her a try-out.
WWE’s executive vice president of talent, live events & creative, Paul “Triple H” Levesque said: “Recruiting Shadia to join our developmental system underscores WWE’s ongoing commitment to building a talent roster as diverse as our fan base.
“We’re confident Shadia will help inspire future WWE Superstars, as we continue to recruit the most talented athletes and entertainers from around the world.”