By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE announced the signing of Faisal Kurdi and Hussain Aldagal to developmental contracts. Both wrestlers took part in WWE’s talent tryout last year in Saudi Arabia. Read more at WWE.com.
Powell’s POV: The WWE story notes that Kurdi has a background in amateur grappling, Muay Thai boxing, and mixed martial arts. Aldagal is a volleyball player and a bodybuilder. WWE will also be holding tryouts in Shanghai, China next month.
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