Backstage Update On Ariya Daivari’s WWE Status

American professional wrestler

Ariya Daivari
Ariya Daivari in 2016.jpg

Daivari in December 2016

Nascency name Ariya Daivari
Built-in
(1989-04-11)
April xi, 1989
(age 33)

[1]

Plymouth, Minnesota, U.Southward.[ii]
Family Shawn Daivari (brother)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(due south) Ariya Daivari
[iii]

Arya Daivari[iv]

Sheik Ariya Daivari[5]

Sheik Mustafa Bashir[vi]
Billed pinnacle 5 ft ten in (178 cm)[three]
Billed weight 190 lb (86 kg)[three]
Billed from Minneapolis, Minnesota by style of Tehran, Iran
[3]

Tehran, Iran[6]
Trained by Arik Cannon
Ken Anderson
Shawn Daivari
Shelton Benjamin
Debut September 26, 2006[7]

Ariya Daivari
(Persian:
آریا داوری; born April xi, 1989) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE equally a producer. He has as well made appearances for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and All Elite Wrestling (AEW). Daivari is all-time known for his first stint with WWE, where he performed in the cruiserweight division under his real proper name.

Professional wrestling career

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Independent circuit (2006–2016)

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After building a groundwork in Tae Kwon Exercise and amateur wrestling during his loftier schoolhouse years, Ariya was trained in professional wrestling by his brother Shawn Daivari and swain wrestler Arik Cannon.[1]
He also trained with Shelton Benjamin and former WWE wrestler Ken Anderson.[viii]
Ariya debuted in a Midwest Pro Wrestling University event on September 26, 2006, at the Commencement Artery nightclub.[7]
Before his 2016 WWE debut, Ariya performed for diverse U.Due south. wrestling promotions, including Ring of Honour ,[9]
Global Force Wrestling,[x]
and Impact Wrestling’southward India project, Ring Ka King.[4]
[6]

WWE

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Cruiserweight partition (2016-2021)

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Daivari’due south first experience with WWE was wrestling in a non-televised lucifer for WWE SmackDown at the Target Middle in 2013.[8]
The following year he participated in a tryout at the WWE Performance Center.[11]
On June thirteen, 2016, Daivari was announced as a competitor in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic.[3]
On June 23, 2016, Daivari was eliminated from the tournament in his showtime round match by Ho Ho Lun.[12]
On the October x, 2016 episode of
Raw, Daivari made his chief roster debut as part of the cruiserweight partitioning on
Raw
as a heel, losing past submission to the Cruiserweight Champion T. J. Perkins. On the Hell in a Cell pre-show, Daivari teamed with Tony Nese and Drew Gulak in a losing effort to Cedric Alexander, Lince Dorado and Sin Cara.[13]
On the Survivor Serial pre-bear witness, Daivari, Nese and Gulak were defeated past TJ Perkins, Rich Swann and Noam Dar. He then started a feud with Admirer Jack Gallagher, which ended in an “I Forfeit” lucifer, which he lost.

Daivari began his title pursuits for the Cruiserweight Championship in July 2017. Akira Tozawa called Daivari out on the July 24 episode of
Raw
for a rematch later on Titus O’Neil forfeited their singles lucifer the calendar week prior on Tozawa’s behalf. While Neville showed upwards to confront Tozawa, Daivari then appeared to attack both Tozawa and Neville. He faced off against Neville the next night on
205 Live, winning via count-out. When Enzo Amore became the Cruiserweight Champion, Daivari appeared to back up Amore on
205 Live
and became a member of Affection’s heel faction “The Zo Train”, along with Tony Nese, Drew Gulak, and Noam Dar. On January 23, 2018, Enzo Amore was fired from WWE after allegations of sexual assault were made public, thus forcing Amore to vacate the Cruiserweight Title and quietly disbanding “The Zo Train”. Following this, Daivari participated in a tournament to crown a new Cruiserweight Champion, but lost in the first round to the debuting Buddy Potato on the Feb six, 2018 episode of
205 Live.

In WWE Greatest Royal Rumble, Ariya teamed up with his brother Shawn Daivari and insulted iv Saudi Arabian prospects before being driven out by Mansoor. Afterward an extended break from activity to recover from an unspecified injury, Daivari returned on the Nov 28 episode of
205 Live, joining Hideo Itami in an set on on a local competitor. Afterwards that, he began accompanying Itami to the band for his matches and interfering on his behalf. On January 29 episode of
205 Live
Daivari turned on Itami after the latter lost to Akira Tozawa, the same day that Itami requested his release from WWE. On the March 23 episode of
205 Alive, Daivari defeated Cedric Alexander, post-obit a lark from Oney Lorcan. On the April 23 episode of
205 Live, Daivari defeated Lorcan to go the number 1 contender for the Cruiserweight Championship. However at Money in the Banking concern, he failed to capture the title from Tony Nese. Shortly later on he would feud with Oney Lorcan which lead to an Annihilation Goes match where he was defeated to cease their feud.

In October 2019 he would begin a feud with Isaiah “Swerve” Scott but never defeated him. Around this time he would first wearing white pants and a Gucci chugalug to the ring. In 2020 he took a long hiatus from the ring and returned in August 2020 upset that new cruiserweights weren’t respecting him. He would then grade an brotherhood with Tony Nese calling themselves the “205 Live OG’due south” and throughout the first few months of 2021, they would generally exist defeated by the likes of newcomers Curt Stallion and August Gray. On June 25, 2021, Daivari was released from his WWE contract.[fourteen]


Backstage work (2022-Nowadays)

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In April 2022, Daivari was rehired by WWE as a producer.[15]On the May 30, 2022 episode of
Raw, Daivari was seen as a security team member, breaking upwards the ball between Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins.[sixteen]


New Nihon Pro Wrestling (2021)

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On September 28, 2021, information technology was announced that Daivari would be debuting for New Nippon Pro Wrestling for their New Japan Showdown shows facing Alex Zayne on Night 1 and teaming with Lio Rush against El Phantasmo and Chris Bey on Dark 2.[17]
[18]


All Aristocracy Wrestling (2021)

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On November 12, 2021, Daivari fabricated his All Elite Wrestling debut on AEW Rampage losing to Dante Martin.[19]

Personal life

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Daivari attended Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minnesota.[1]
He is Iranian-American and sometimes incorporates spoken Persian in his performances, which he understands despite speaking very petty.[1]
His brother, Dara, is likewise a professional person wrestler, by and large known for his time in WWE nether the names Khosrow Daivari and Daivari (shortened from his previous in band proper name).[iii]

Other media

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Ariya Daivari made his video game debut as a playable graphic symbol in
WWE 2K19.[twenty]
He would also announced in WWE 2K20.

He would brand a reappearance in WWE 2K22.

Championships and accomplishments

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  • American Wrestling Association

    • AWA Rush YouTube Championship (ane time)
  • American Wrestling Federation

    • AWF Elite Championship (one time)
    • AWF Heavyweight Championship (two times)[21]
  • Born Title Wrestling

    • BCW Tag Team Championships (ane time) – with Judd Jennrich
  • F1RST Wrestling

    • F1RST Wrestlepalooza Championship (ii time)[5]
  • French Lake Wrestling Clan

    • FLWA VFW Championship (one time)
  • Heavy on Wrestling

    • HOW Undisputed Championship (one time)[22]
  • Insane Championship Wrestling

    • ICW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Shawn Daivari
  • National Wrestling Alliance Midwest

    • NWA Midwest X-Division Championship (1 fourth dimension)
  • National Wrestling Alliance Wisconsin

    • NWA Wisconsin Tag Team Championship (one time) – with Dysfunction[23]
  • Prime Fourth dimension Wrestling

    • PTW Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated

    • PWI ranked him No. 201 of the pinnacle 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2017[24]

References

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    “Wrestlepalooza Eight”. First Avenue Nightclub. Retrieved
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    Jones, Chris (Manager) (2015).
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    “Hopkins Conquest Tour Update”. Ring of Laurels. Retrieved
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    Paul Jordan. “TNA Talent on Global Strength and Evolve Shows”. PWPop. Archived from the original on May 28, 2016. Retrieved
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    Marc Middleton (March 27, 2014). “Backstage News From WWE’south Recent Tryout Camp With Several Tiptop Independent Wrestlers”. WrestlingInc. Retrieved
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    Williams, JJ (June 23, 2016). “WWE Cruiserweight Classic circular one spoilers: Sabre Jr, Swann, Gargano, Ibushi, more!”.
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    Benigno, Anthony. “Cedric Alexander, Lince Dorado & Sin Cara def. Tony Nese, Drew Gulak & Ariya Daivari”.
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    “Complete List Of Today’S Wwe Releases”. PWInsider.com. June 25, 2021. Retrieved
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    “Joe Hennig and Ariya Daivari become producers tryout at Smackdown”. April ix, 2022. Retrieved
    June 6,
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    Powell, Jason (May xxx, 2022). “five/30 WWE Raw results: Powell’s live review of Raw Women’southward Champion Bianca Belair vs. Asuka in a non-title match, Unified WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. Riddle and Shinsuke Nakamura in a not-title match, Lacey Evans in activeness, Bobby Lashley vs. Omos and MVP contract signing for Hell in a Jail cell”.
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    “More matches official for Showdown in Philly!”.
    NJPW 1972. September 28, 2021. Retrieved
    September 29,
    2021
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    “Ariya Daivari Debut And More Announced For NJPW Potent Showdown In Philadelphia”.
    Fightful. September 28, 2021. Retrieved
    September 29,
    2021
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    Lambert, Jeremy (November 12, 2021). “AEW Rampage Results For eleven/12/21 Matt Hardy vs. Orange Cassidy, Jungle Boy vs. Bobby Fish”.
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    Cole, Caitlin (December 19, 2018). “Consummate WWE 2K19 Roster”.
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    “Heavy on Wrestling Results – Mad Dog Vachon Tribute Show”. Pro Wrestling Torch. December 1, 2013. Retrieved
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    “NWA Wisconsin Tag Team Championship”. Cagematch. Retrieved
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    “Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2017”.
    The Cyberspace Wrestling Database
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    2017
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External links

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  • Ariya Daivari on WWE.com
  • Ariya Daivari’s profile at Cagematch.net



Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariya_Daivari

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