Sunday,17 February, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1379, (1 -7 February 2018)
Sunday,17 February, 2019
Issue 1379, (1 -7 February 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Reporting to the WWE

Al-Ahram Weekly

WORLD Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has signed Mohamed Fahim, a 28-year-old boxing champion from Cairo, to a developmental contract. The prize fighter reported this week to the WWE Performance Centre in Orlando, Florida, and is expected to begin his in-ring training soon.

Standing 185 cms and weighing 90 kgs, Fahim has boxed competitively since 2007, winning championships at the university level, as well as gold medals in national events. Fahim is also an accomplished kick-boxer, having placed first in a national competition in 2014. He has a 1-0 record in MMA action.

Fahim impressed WWE talent scouts during a tryout last year in Dubai. The four-day camp, which included 34 prospects from 18 countries, has yielded several other recent additions to WWE’s developmental system, including Shadia Bseiso of Jordan, the first female Arab to sign with WWE; Nasser Al-Ruwayeh, the first Kuwaiti man to join WWE; Indian TV star Saurav Gurjar; Rinku Singh, a former pro baseball player from India and subject of the Netflix movie Million Dollar Arm; and Mae Young Classic alumna Kavita Devi, the first Indian woman to sign with WWE.

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