Mansoor in 2024
Birth nameMansoor Abdul Aziz Al-Shehail[1][2]
Born (1995-10-28) 28 October 1995 (age 28)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Mansoor
Mansoor Al-Shehail
Manny Faberino
Big Money Manny
Billed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[3]
Billed weight216 lb (98 kg) [3]
Billed fromRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
Trained byStoner Brothers
WWE Performance Center
Dory Funk Jr.
DebutJanuary 15, 2015

Mansoor Abdul Aziz Al-Shehail (Arabic: منصور عبد العزيز الشهيل; born 28 October 1995) is a Saudi professional wrestler, known mononymously as Mansoor. He is currently wrestling in the independent circuit as one-half of MxM alongside Mason D. Madden.

Al-Shehail is best known for his time in WWE, where he performed under the ring names Mansoor and mån.sôör as a member of Maximum Male Models. He is the first Saudi wrestler to have competed in WWE.[4]

Early life

Mansoor Al-Shehail was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 28, 1995[5] to an American mother and a Saudi father. At age 11 he moved to the United States and would grow up in California.[6] Al-Shehail was a fan of professional wrestling from a young age, and was surrounded by friends whom he shared this passion with, often by playing wrestling video games.

Al-Shehail struggled with his mixed Saudi-American heritage as a child, saying "My mother is American, but there were times growing up that I was treated like I was too Saudi to be American, but also too American too be Saudi. Identity-wise, it’s something that I’ve always had to juggle with, but in terms of wrestling it was a huge advantage as they have wrestling schools all across the US so I was able to learn from a young age."[7]

Professional wrestling career

Independent circuit (2015–2018)

Mansoor Al-Shehail was initially trained by the Stoner Brothers and Dory Funk Jr.[8] In his early career, he worked under the names Manny Faberino and Big Money Manny on the independent circuit for various promotions including Hoodslam, All Pro Wrestling, Stoner Brothers University, Best of the West Wrestling, and Gold Rush Pro Wrestling.[citation needed] During this period, he won East Bay Pro Wrestling's main championship once, which he vacated upon signing with WWE.[9]

WWE (2018–2023)

Al-Shehail was one of eight participants WWE scouted during a tryout in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia ahead of 2018's Greatest Royal Rumble, WWE's first major event in Saudi Arabia, and was offered additional training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.[10] He was featured in a segment during the event, where he and his fellow recruits partook in a physical altercation with Shawn Daivari and Ariya Daivari.[11] Al-Shehail, under his "Manny Faberino" ring name, made his WWE debut at an NXT live event on 6 September 2018, losing to Luke Menzies.[12] He made his television debut on the 6 February 2019 episode of NXT as a face, and going by the ring name Mansoor, where he was defeated by Jaxson Ryker.[13] Al-Shehail also provided the voice of Cole Quinn, one of the main characters in WWE 2K19's MyCareer mode, which he would reprise in WWE 2K20 the following year.[14]

He appeared on WWE events on Saudi Arabia, like winning a 51-man Battle Royal at Super ShowDown,[15] defeating Cesaro at Crown Jewel,[16] and Dolph Ziggler at Super ShowDown.[17] Following this, Mansoor became a regular on 205 Live and Main Event, developing a winning streak.[18][19][20][21]

On the 3 May episode of Raw, Mansoor was assigned to the Raw brand,[22][23] and made his in-ring debut the same night, losing to United States Champion Sheamus by disqualification due to interference from Humberto Carrillo, and ending his winning streak.[24] According to Mansoor, his winning streak was a "creative order" and he felt frustrated.[25] In June, Mansoor began a storyline with Mustafa Ali, who tried to convince him that the rest of WWE superstars were "backstabbers", "would do anything just to get ahead", and "cheaters",[26] leading to a match on the 5 July episode of Raw, where Mansoor suffered his first pinfall loss.[27]

As part of the 2021 Draft, Mansoor was drafted to the SmackDown brand.[28] On the 11 October episode of Raw, Mansoor was attacked by Ali in the backstage after they lost to The Hurt Business, ending the alliance between the two; Ali would challenge him to a match at Crown Jewel later that night.[29] At the event, Mansoor defeated Ali.[30] This was Mansoor's last appearance in Saudi Arabia, since Vince McMahon told him that the Saudi Arabian government didn't want him competing in the country anymore.[31]

On April 22, 2022, in a dark segment on SmackDown, Mansoor turned heel for the first time in WWE when he was announced as the newest member of LA Knight's stable, Knight Model Management alongside Mace.[32] On the July 1 episode of SmackDown, Knight, now known as Max Dupri, announced Mace and Mansoor, under the tweaked names ma.çé and mån.sôör, as his new tag team, Maximum Male Models.[33] Maximum Male Models later welcomed Maxxine Dupri, Max's (kayfabe) sister, to manage the team. Maximum Male Models joined the Raw brand on February 6, 2023, and remained on Raw following the 2023 Draft.[34][35] After weeks of spending time with Otis of the Alpha Academy, Maxxine left Maximum Male Models to join Alpha Academy on the May 15 episode of Raw when she cheered on Otis and Chad Gable eliminating ma.çé and mån.sôör in the Intercontinental Championship number one contenders' battle royal match.[36][37] After months of inactivity, ma.çé and mån.sôör were both released from their WWE contracts on September 21.[38]

Return to the independent circuit (2023–present)

Al-Shehail, reverting to his previous ring name Mansoor, made a surprise appearance at Deadlock Pro-Wrestling (DPW) 2nd Anniversary taping on December 10, 2023, as part of the tag team MxM alongside Mason D. Madden (formerly known as Dio Maddin, Mace and ma.çé in WWE).[39][40] DPW announced that MxM would make their debut at DPW Live 4 on January 20, 2024.[41]

On December 11, 2023, Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) announced that Mansoor would make his debut at Look At Me on January 26, 2024.[42]

Personal life

In 2017, American actor Shia LaBeouf, Finnish artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö, and British artist Luke Turner launched a political livestreaming installation, He Will Not Divide Us, which Al-Shehail and a group of friends participated in. During his time on stream, he became known as Punished Jesus by fans, and most notably donned an eyepatch and sang "Snake Eater", the opening theme to the 2004 video game Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater,[43] and re-enacted the opening scene to the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises.[44]

On 27 April 2021, Al-Shehail married his girlfriend Mia Carey.[45] He also has a child.

Championships and accomplishments


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