‘WWE Super Showdown’ From Jeddah: Saudi Wrestler Mansoor Wins Largest-Ever Battle Royal (Video)

We’ll explain who that is

Last Updated: June 7, 2019 @ 4:19 PM

Saudi-born wrestler Mansoor just won WWE’s largest-ever battle royal, eliminating Elias and outlasting 48 other men at Jeddah’s “Super Showdown.”

If you think Mansoor was excited about the big win, you should have seen the King Abdullah International Stadium crowd’s reaction. Oh, you can below — thanks, Ryan!

In a battle royal, a wrestler is eliminated when they are sent over the top rope and both of their feet touch the floor.

Mansoor Al-Shehail نصور الشهيل, previously known to the wrestling world as Manny Faberino aka Big Money Manny, is technically on WWE’s minor-league NXT brand. He makes up one-third of wrestling stable The Insiderz.

The 23-year-old pro wrestler was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, though he’s lived in America for most of his life and trained in California. Upon signing with WWE in 2018 — the same year Vince McMahon’s company began holding pay-per-view events in Saudi Arabia — Mansoor became WWE’s first-ever Saudi wrestler. He’s struggled to get TV time since then.

Previously, Al-Shehail worked for East Bay Pro Wrestling, where he was once the champion.

See the young man’s pre-“Super Showdown” promo below.

“I’m not gonna win this battle royal because I can,” he teased ahead of the event, which took place Friday night in Jeddah. “I’m gonna win it because I have to.”

He could, and he did.

WWE is expected to return to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for another PPV on Nov. 1.

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