| Nhooph Al-Areebi|
112 lb (51 kg)
| 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)|
| November 23, 1994 (age 21)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1994-11-23) |
Orlando, Florida, United States
Billie Kay, Taylor Wilde, Uhaa Nation, Dana Brooke
Nhooph Al-Areebi (born November 23, 1994) is a Canadian professional wrestler currently signed to WWE under the ring name Aliyah, performing on their developmental territory NXT. She had previously wrestled on the independent circuit under the ring name Jasmin Areebi.
Aliyah (wrestler) Wikipedia
Nhooph Al-Areebi was born in Toronto, Ontario. She is of Arab descent and grew up in a strict, conservative family. In 2012, she graduated from St. Joseph's College School, and later attended George Brown College, where she studied nursing. She also attended a circus training school.
Al-Areebi wrestled on the independent circuit under the ring name Jasmin Areebi, debuting for Squared Circle Wrestling (SCW) in Toronto in January 2013. She wrestled for a variety of promotions in Canada and the United States, including Pure Wrestling Association (PWA), Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW), and New England Championship Wrestling (NECW).
On March 17, 2015, it was reported that Al-Areebi had signed a developmental contract with WWE. Her signing was confirmed by WWE on April 13. She made her first appearance at the NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable event on May 20, as part of Tyler Breeze's entrance. She made her in-ring debut on June 20 during an NXT house show, where she competed in a six-person tag team match. In October, she was given the ring name Aliyah.
Aliyah's television debut took place on the January 13, 2016, episode of NXT, where she competed in a number one contender's battle royal for Bayley's NXT Women's Championship, which was won by Carmella. Aliyah returned on the April 27 episode of NXT, where she worked as a jobber and competed on her first televised singles match, losing to Carmella. She made her third television appearance four months later on the August 3 episode of NXT, losing to the NXT Women's Champion Asuka in a non-title match. On the August 31 episode of NXT, she debuted a new ring gear and entrance music, leaving her Arabian gimmick. On the October 26 episode of NXT, she defeated Billie Kay due to a distraction by Liv Morgan, before she and Morgan were attacked by Kay and Peyton Royce. On the November 16 episode of NXT, Aliyah and Ember Moon saved Morgan after another attack by Kay and Royce. This resulted in a six-woman tag team match that took place the following week, in which Aliyah's team emerged victorious. On January 3, 2017, Aliyah appeared on SmackDown Live, where she lost to Carmella.
Al-Areebi first decided she wanted to become a wrestler after watching Beth Phoenix and Mickie James compete at a taping of Raw on May 5, 2008. Her favorite wrestlers include Edge and Jeff Hardy.
In September 2015, a number of racially insensitive comments made several years prior on Al-Areebi's Twitter account were discovered by fans. WWE subsequently issued a statement regarding the controversy, stating that her account was used by another person at the time.Finishing moves
As Jasmin Areebi
Arabian Night (Moonsault)
Magic Carpet Ride (Inverted leg drop bulldog into a split-legged pin)
Diving leg drop
Full nelson, with bodyscissors
Running crossbody, to a cornered opponent
"Did You Find It" by Cut One and Dexter French (NXT; April 27, 2016 – July 30, 2016)
"Fatal Fantasy" by Earl Coolidge (NXT; August 4, 2016 – present)
Great Canadian Wrestling
GCW Women's Championship (1 time)
Pure Wrestling Association
PWA Women's Championship (1 time)