Mansoor feels at home in Saudi Arabia, and that makes perfect sense. He is greeted as a returning hero every time he goes back with WWE to KSA, but that doesn’t mean he’s allowed to go where ever he likes.
While speaking to talkSPORT, Mansoor revealed a very embarrassing story about his last return to Saudi Arabia. He already knew the venue well and remembered where he was supposed to go to the bathroom. They had certain bathrooms designed for talent. It turns out that the talent restroom had changed since his last trip. That led to him accidentally spending some time in Shane McMahon’s bathroom by mistake.
“We were sort of in a little, small locker room, me and the other Saudi boys. Well actually, it was me, the Saudi boys and the sumo wrestler they had for the Greatest Royal Rumble. We were sharing that and they were like, ‘Okay, you’re going to go to that bathroom down there, alright?’ down the hall. That’s what we used, that’s what all the boys used. So then the next time we were in Saudi for the biggest battle royal, I was going to that bathroom because I knew that was the bathroom that we use, right? That’s the one I go to.”
“So I walk in, go into the stall and I do my business. And it’s one of those automatic flush toilets that I hate. Because I like to adjust, ya know, and every time I move an inch it flushes! So it’s like I’m giving birth in there (laughs). So that’s happening and then walk out into the small locker room – there’s a few lockers here and three stalls – and who do I see to my right? There’s Shane McMahon.”
“I see him there and he’s got his bags out. I’m like, ‘Hey… hey, how’s it going?’ and he looks at me with the most confused face and says, ‘Hey, man’. Then I’m looking at my hands like, ‘Oh, I can’t shake his hand!’ Obviously.”
“So I go over and wash my hands and I look over at the towels and they’re out. So my hands are wet and I’m like ‘Sorry’ and he’s like ‘No, no, no, it’s okay’. So then I go to walk out the door and he says ‘Hey, wait a minute’. So I stop and freeze in a cold sweat (laughs). He looks over and says ‘…Who are you?’ And I go ‘I’m Mansoor’.’ And he goes ‘Okay, nice to meet you, man. I’m Shane’. Okay, nice to meet you!”
“And I walked out like god, that was so weird. I totally bungled that interaction. I didn’t shake his hand and I wasn’t respectful and it was all weird. And then I realized, I went back and looked on the side of the door and there’s a piece of paper that says Shane McMahon’s locker room. I’m like ‘Oh nooooo’. I just took a dump in Shane McMahon’s locker room!”
That was quite a way to meet Shane McMahon for Mansoor. It seems like he didn’t get punished for the infraction. After all, Mansoor continues to get booked very well in Saudi Arabia and his undefeated streak continued until his debut on the WWE main roster.
Now Mansoor is a part of the RAW brand and getting a lot more exposure on television. Odds are he’ll ask where he’s allowed to go to the bathroom next time they return to Saudi Arabia.
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