Mansoor Signs With The RAW Brand And Challenges For The U.S. Title

The opening segment of Monday Night RAW saw WWE official Adam Pearce sign Saudi Star Mansoor to a RAW contract during a backstage segment, officially welcoming him to the red brand. They were interrupted by WWE United States Champion Sheamus, who taunted Mansoor into answering his Open Challenge later in the show. Mansoor would then challenge Sheamus later in the broadcast for the United States Title but Humberto Carrillo attacked Sheamus from behind, ending the match in a disqualification. Sheamus would then end the segment with laying both Mansoor and Humberto out with Brogue Kicks.

Mansoor went into the United States Title Match with a 49-match winning streak, including singles and multi-man matches. His 49th win came on WWE Main Event in late April when he beat Akira Tozawa. Prior to RAW, the last match Mansoor competed in, but did now win was a Battle Royal at the August 24, 2019 WWE NXT live event in Tampa, Florida. which was won by current RAW Tag Team Champion Omos.

Back in 2018, Mansoor signed with WWE and became the first-ever Saudi Arabian born Star to compete in the company. Mansoor was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and was signed with seven other wrestlers after a tryout took place prior to the 2018 Greatest Royal Rumble Event. Mansoor then made his NXT debut in September 2018, losing to Luke Menzies at a live event. His NXT TV debut came in February 2019 with a loss to Jaxson Ryker. Mansoor then made his WWE 205 Live debut in November 2019, when he defeated The Brian Kendrick. He has been a regular on WWE Main Event and 205 Live since then.

There is no word yet on if WWE plans to do anything with Mansoor’s streak on RAW, but it was recently reported that WWE was keeping his winning streak alive to keep their partners happy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with a return to the country for a special event being rumored for later this year.

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