Aliyah is the first woman of Arab descent to perform for WWE. She signed with WWE in 2015 and worked in Triple H’s version of NXT for several years before making her main roster debut in 2021.

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The SmackDown superstar recently did an interview with Al Jazeera where she talked about the restrictions she faced growing up as well as the biggest dream while working in WWE. It would be an honor for her to make history as the first Arab female to perform in a WWE ring in the Middle East.

“One of my biggest dreams is to be the first ever Arab female to perform [for WWE] in the Middle East. That would be a complete honor.”

Aliyah was originally scheduled to face Shotzi for the Women’s Money in the Bank qualifier but was replaced by was replaced by Tamina at the last moment. We’ll have to wait and see what’s next for Aliyah as she deals with an apparent injury.

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