WWE Superstars in Abu Dhabi
John Cena, Mark Henry and more wrestling stars coming to the UAE
With excitement about their Abu Dhabi shows beginning to reach fever pitch, we take a quick look at the WWE Superstars arriving on our shores in October.
Weight: 251 lbs
From: West Newbury, Mass
Signature Move: Attitude Adjustment; STF
Career Highlights: WWE Champion; World Heavyweight Champion; U.S. Champion; World Tag Team Champion; two-time Royal Rumble Match winner; 2012 Money in the Bank Ladder Match winner
Fans love him or hate him. There’s no middle ground, and that’s the power of John Cena. Whatever you think of The Champ, there’s no denying his actions impact everything and everyone around him. Sure, he has his detractors, and they’re vocal, but Cena is still easily the most admired competitor in WWE, as evidenced by his nine million Facebook followers!
Throughout the past decade, Cena has amassed many honours, including an amazing 11 WWE Championships. He’s no stranger to struggle - in 2012 he lost to The Rock at WrestleMania XXVIII and became the first Superstar to unsuccessfully cash in a Money in the Bank contract.
Weight: 267 lbs
From: Dublin, Ireland
Signature Move: Brogue Kick, Cloverleaf, Irish Curse Backbreaker, White Noise
Career Highlights: WWE Champion; U.S. Champion; 2010 King of the Ring; 2012 Royal Rumble Match winner; World Heavyweight Champion
With a red-hot temper that matches his fiery head of hair, Sheamus never backs down from a fight, and has never been in one he didn’t think he could win. Hailing from Dublin, Sheamus brings to the ring a ferocious offensive style that harkens to his noble and heroic Celtic ancestors. Whether by upbringing or by birthright, this modern-day Celtic Warrior was fated for combat.
After journeying from ECW to Monday Night Raw in October 2009, Sheamus ravenously sunk his teeth into the competition, engaging in a high-profile rivalry with John Cena in pursuit of the WWE Championship. At WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs, the ginger-headed juggernaut clashed with the Cenation leader in a pine-splintering Tables Match and defeated Cena to become the first-ever Irish-born WWE Champion.
Height: 6’ 4”
Weight: 412 lbs
From: Silsbee, Texas
Signature Move: World’s Strongest Slam
Career Highlights: World Heavyweight Champion; ECW Champion; European Champion
Henry burst on the scene at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, where he competed in weightlifting in the super-heavyweight division. Three years later, at the Pan American Games, Henry captured a gold, silver and bronze medal. Henry’s intimidating size and weightlifting prowess earned the attention of WWE, who signed him in 1996. From there, the new Superstar joined the infamous Nation of Domination, where he established himself as a ruthless and powerful big man — traits he channeled to earn first prize in the 2002 “World’s Strongest Man” competition at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic. Hence, the moniker he carries today, 15 years after debuting in WWE, where Mark Henry stands at a terrifying peak.
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