Mansoor is speaking from the heart about wrestling, the global pandemic, and more.
WWE Superstar, Monsoor, typically has his big moment to shine when WWE is in his home country of Saudi Arabia and Mansoor gets the opportunity to take on memes such as Dolph Ziggler and Cesaro, but now he is speaking out about wanting more.
Following his match against Tehuti Miles, Mansoor opened up in a WWE digital exclusive about what exactly wrestling means to him and how he feels about the narrative that he is just on the roster to appeal to the WWE fans of Saudi Arabia.
“So, this pandemic and everything's that's been going on, it's hit so many people harder than I can possibly imagine and I'm not equating this feeling at all to any of the pain that they may be enduring. But a lot of people in this business, they say it's about money and miles, it's about getting paid and doing this amount of work possible,” Mansoor began. “That was never the case for me. As I was getting paid just to sit at home and do nothing. As I watch on the television, my peers, my friends doing what I love to do, it tore away at me, I felt like a parasite. It's a feeling that I never wanted to have ever since I got kicked out of my house and I lived off of a trash bag. That's all I had. I lived in AirBNBs until I found a place. At that moment, I said that I'm going to support myself. I'm never going to be put in a vulnerable position where my livelihood depends on someone else.”
He continued, “Every time I hear someone say that Mansoor is just a foreign hire or here to represent a market, it boils my blood and it makes me want to go into that ring and prove them wrong. I'm pretty sure I just did, because every single time I go out there, I do exactly what I mean to do, and that is to prove that I am good enough to be here and even if that means I have to tear every inch of myself apart to do that, to give every part of myself to you and to everyone else, my co-workers, my fans, the people I work for, if it kills me, I'm going to do what needs to be done.”
— Mansoor (منصور الشهيل) (@KSAMANNY) July 18, 2020
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