– We noted a few weeks back that William Regal was in Dubai doing promotional work for WWE. It turns out that Regal was there to scout talent and he was joined by NXT star Sami Zayn. Zayn was likely included because he speaks Arabic, the national language in Dubai.
TheNational.ae has an article up on wrestler Zaid “Picture Perfect” Khan, who worked a tryout in front of Regal and Zayn. Khan is a 26 year old British resident of Dubai that has been training for 2 years. Khan noted that wrestlers from across the Middle East and India were present for the tryouts and some of the wrestlers from India had TV experience. Khan was 1 of 14 wrestlers who made it through the tests and was one of the talents that impressed Regal. He is expecting to hear back from WWE within a few weeks. He also talked about how tough the tryouts were:
“William Regal and Sami Zayn were here testing us out. It was so surreal. The warm-up alone was the most tiring thing ever, and the whole time I was trying not to show that I’m tired. Eight people didn’t make it through the warm-up.”