Mansoor had an awkward first meeting with Shane McMahon.
Mansoor has been part of three WWE events in Saudi Arabia, receiving a hero's welcome from his home country each time. While he was not part of the Greatest Royal Rumble event, he was at the show and introduced to the live crowd. Backstage, he was treated like anyone else and used the same bathroom as his peers.
“We were sort of in a little, small locker room – me and the other Saudi boys,” Mansoor explained to Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT. “Well actually, it was me, the Saudi boys and the sumo wrestler they had for the Greatest Royal Rumble. We were sharing that and they were like ‘OK, you’re going to go to that bathroom down there, alright?’ down the hall. That’s what we used, that’s what all the boys used."
Fast forward to Super ShowDown 2019 and Mansoor competing in the 51-man battle royal. Being at the event, he thought the bathroom situation had not changed.
“So then the next time we were in Saudi for the biggest battle royale, I was going to that bathroom because I knew that was the bathroom that we use, right? That’s the one I go to. So I walk in, go into the stall and I do my business. And it’s one of those automatic flush toilets that I hate. Because I like to adjust, ya know, and everytime I move an inch it flushes! So it’s like I’m giving birth in there [laughs]. So that’s happening and then walk out into the small locker room – there’s a few lockers here and three stalls – and who do I see to my right? There’s Shane McMahon," he recalled.
Shane wrestled Roman Reigns at Super ShowDown, picking up the victory to continue his run as the Best in the World.
Mansoor continued his story, saying, "I see him there and he’s got his bags out. I’m like ‘hey… hey, how’s it going?’ and he looks at me with the most confused face and says ‘hey, man.’ Then I’m looking at my hands like oh, I can’t shake his hand! Obviously. So I go over and wash my hands and I look over at the towels and they’re out. So my hands are wet and I’m like ‘Sorry’ and he’s like ‘no, no, no, it’s OK.’ So then I go to walk out the door and he says ‘Hey, wait a minute.’ So I stop and freeze in a cold sweat [laughs]. He looks over and says ‘…Who are you?’ And I go ‘I’m Mansoor.’ And he goes ‘OK, nice to meet you, man. I’m Shane.’ OK, nice to meet you! And I walked out like god, that was so weird. I totally bungled that interaction. I didn’t shake his hand and I wasn’t respectful and it was all weird. And then I realised, I went back and looked on the side of the door and there’s a piece of paper that says Shane McMahon’s locker room. I’m like ‘Oh nooooo.’ I just took a dump in Shane McMahon’s locker room!”
The bathroom must have been good luck as Shane and Mansoor were both victorious on the night.
Mansoor is currently part of the WWE Raw roster.