In the last week's episode of Monday Night Raw, Mansoor made his ring debut on the main roster, going up against none other than the US champion of the red show, Sheamus. This challenge was in fact born from a backstage segment, where Mansoor went to introduce himself to the company's official, Adam Pearce, signing his contract as a Raw Superstar, and right from there Sheamus came out, with his bold and threatening behavior, who quickly went to challenge the Arab athlete to a match with his belt at stake, won a few weeks ago at Wrestlemania 37.
Obviously the match then ended with a DQ, which also put an end to Mansoor's streak of victories, which had been going on since 2019, due to the attack that arrived on the scene at the hands of Humberto Carrillo, against the champion.
Mansoor ended his impressive winning streak
In his latest interview with TV Insider, the well-known Arab athlete wanted to reveal how WWE contacted him on Monday morning, giving him virtually no time to prepare for his main roster ring debut.
Pressed precisely on this topic, the winner of the 51-man Battle Royal of Super ShowDown, in fact, wanted to tell: "I found out the same day. That's one of the great things about being a WWE Superstar. When you go to work, you never know what is happening to you.
It is exciting. I was going to the ThunderDome for the last two weeks to record the Main Event. I think someone watched me and realized I was ready now. I've been hoping for a while for this day to come. A member of the Monday production came up to me, he shook my hand and said 'Welcome to the team' You can't understand how happy this has made me."
After having even challenged the United States champion on his debut on the main roster, we are now waiting to see in which storyline Mansoor will be included, an athlete on which the WWE focuses a lot, having been born and raised in Saudi Arabia and who could be very useful for the federation's Arab market, where in recent years, WWE has tried to push as hard as possible, with the various Crown Jewel and Super ShowDown staged in the last period before the pandemic.
"The whole streak thing was really crazy. Cause I didn't even notice it until someone pointed it out around like 30. And that's when it started to kind of change gears for me because suddenly I had something that I was defending," Mansoor said.
"Like, suddenly there were higher stakes to every one of my matches. On 205 Live. On Main Event. And it was like, 'Okay, yeah. This is something that I can really build.' And it brought the best out of my opponents too.
Guys like Drew Gulak, and on 205, guys like August Grey, Curt Stallion, Ever-Rise. They wanted to break that streak and they wanted to be the guy who broke that streak. So they were bringing next-level intensity and competitiveness that I really enjoyed."