That’s a good reason. While a lot of wrestling fans might forget it at time, a wrestling company is in business to make money. This can cause some rather strange decisions, but there is often a reason for that being the case. It might not make things better, but it can explain a few things. That is the case again with a current story, as a minor WWE story is being done to make someone happy.
Mansoor is currently on a year and a half long winning streak, having not lost a match since August 2019 at an NXT live event. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Mansoor’s current winning streak is being used as a way to appease the kingdom of Saudi Arabia during WWE’s partnership with the country. While Mansoor has wrestled almost exclusively on Main Event and 205 Live, he has won over fifty matches in a row without a loss, which is being promoted on those shows. It is not clear when WWE will be back in Saudi Arabia, but they are hoping to go back at some point this year.
Opinion: This is a weird situation as Mansoor has done rather well in the chances that he has had, but WWE has never put him on Monday Night Raw or SmackDown, so how many people even know about the winning streak? It makes sense to push Mansoor to appease the people paying you though and it isn’t like Mansoor is horrible in the ring or anything close to bad, so why not give him more exposure? You know he is going to be getting a huge match at the next Saudi Arabia show, so setting the stage like this makes a lot of sense.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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