Did you know there are a number of Muslim wrestlers performing day in and day out in the WWE? Professional wrestling is mostly dominated by Christians if one looks at the religions of the wrestlers. But there are people from other religions are stepping up to fill the boots as well.
One of those religions that are slowly making its mark in professional wrestling is the holy Islam. There were Muslim wrestlers in past, such as the Iron Sheik who is a WWE Hall of Famer, and of course a former WWE champion. There were other names too like Shawn Daivari.
Top 5 Muslim Wrestlers In WWE Right Now
But who are the Muslim wrestlers that are currently involved in the WWE? Let us have a quick look.
- Mansoor – You might be familiar with this name if you have seen the WWE Super Showdown in 2019. Mansoor participated in the 51 man battle royal in that event and won it too. He made his main roster debut recently on Monday Night Raw.
Mansoor’s real name is Mansoor Al-Shehail and he hails from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He made his main WWE debut at the WWE Main Event on 25th February 2021 and he defeated Drew Gulak in his debut match.
- Ariya Daivari – Ariya Daivari is a Persian descent wrestler who is a regular name in the 205 Live right now. Even though he is an American. He is a thirty one year old athlete and he was born in Plymouth, Minnesota, United States.
Ariya Daivari has been working with WWE since 2016, before that he wrestled on the independent circuit for ten long years and achieved so many titles in his indie career.
- Mustafa Ali – This name might not be very uncommon to any wrestling fan as he is one of the lead wrestlers in WWE right now. The leader of the stable Retribution is a Pakistani descent American and with WWE for five years.
Ali’s real name is Adeel Alam and he is the father of two children. He had a long thirteen year career in the Independent circuit where he had a long list of achievements. He is yet to achieve anything in WWE but we are sure he will win championships soon.
- MVP – This might be a shocker to a lot of fans but this is true. MVP aka Montel Vontavious Porter is a Muslim. His real name is Hassan Hamin Assad. He is American and was born a Christian and his name was Alvin Antonio Burke Jr. He converted to Islam later.
MVP has been pretty successful in WWE as he won the WWE United States Championship twice and WWE Tag Team Championship once with Matt Hardy. MVP is a big football fan too, he is a Manchester United fan and Eric Cantona is his favorite footballer.
- Sami Zayn – This might be the biggest shocker if not known. One of the biggest names in WWE right now, Sami Zayn is a Muslim. His real name is Rami Sebei and he is Canadian. He was born in 1984 in Canada, however, his parents were actually Syrian and they came to Canada in the 1970s.
Sami Zayn won the WWE Intercontinental Championship twice and the NXT championship once in WWE. Outside WWE, the list of his achievements cannot be measured in a single article. From the Independent Circuit to Ring of Honor he has achieved a lot. We hope to see Sami Zayn winning the WWE championship or the WWE Universal championship or maybe both in near future.