Plans change. One of the most common criticisms of WWE programming is that things are inconsistent. Wrestlers appear and then vanish or stories start and are then stopped almost immediately. This can be very frustrating for both the wrestlers and the fans as it can make it harder to get invested in a story or a character. That seems to have been the case again this week.
Last week, Mansoor made his full time debut on Monday Night Raw, signing his contract with the show during the broadcast. He would go on to face United States Champion Sheamus later in the show, losing by disqualification. Mansoor did not appear on this week’s edition of the show and was only mentioned in passing. According to PWInsider.com, Mansoor was originally planned for the show but was dropped due to creative changes. There is no word on if this had to do with Sheamus vs. Humberto Carrillo being stopped due to Carrillo’s injury.
Mansoor is the first Saudi Arabian born WWE wrestler and has been featured on some of the WWE Saudi Arabia shows. He has since wrestled almost exclusively on Main Event and 205 Live, building up a fifty match winning streak before losing to Sheamus on Monday Night Raw. Mansoor has defeated such wrestlers as Cesaro and Dolph Ziggler, along with winning a fifty one person battle royal.
You might need to get used to Mansoor. Check out what he can do:
Opinion: I’ve been big on Mansoor for a long time now as he is more than capable of handling himself in the ring on a fairly nice sized stage. It makes sense to move him up to the higher levels because Mansoor is the kind of star who can open some more doors. It also helps that he has the charisma to make the role work and could be quite the star on Monday Night Raw if given a chance.
What do you think of Mansoor? How will he do on Monday Night Raw? Let us know in the comments below.
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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