New blood may be on the way to the Divas division as Jasmin Areebi (real name Nhooph Al-Areebi), a women’s wrestler from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has begun training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, in hopes of one day making it to Raw, SmackDown and if she’s really lucky, Total Divas.
Areebi, a 20-year-old of Arabic descent, secured a developmental contract with WWE after impressing organization officials at a tryout in June 2014. She is a well known name in the Canadian independent wrestling circuit and had branched out to the United States.
Areebi became interested in professional wrestling as a teenager. She saw an advertisement for a seminar with one-time TNA Women’s Knockout Champion Taylor Wilde, who also hails from Toronto, and signed up for it.
Areebi, then 16-years-old, attended the training class at the Squared Circle Training Centre, and has been hooked on wrestling ever since.
September 9, 2015 – One week after Zahra Schreiber was released by WWE due to inappropriate and offensive remarks she made online years ago, another NXT talent is mired in a similar controversy.
On Tuesday night, racial remarks that 20-year-old NXT Diva Nhooph Al-Areebi posted on her Twitter account years ago surfaced on Reddit.com. In one of her tweets, dated February 11, 2012, she quoted a tweet reading “Ugh…fucking niggers…that’s why I chose white folk. Hmph” and wrote “word.”
That same night, Al-Areebi wrote “why are black people so horny” in response to a user who tweeted this remark to her: “mind if I lick between your Toes to get the salt glue off baby mmmmmmm jam.”
An additional tweet where she wrote “nigha lips” to a user was also revealed (dated September 22, 2011).
Al-Areebi had posted a photo on Instagram last year of herself and a black male wrestler where she referred to him as her slave.
“My slave Preston Myles needs to stop acting like I weigh 200 lbs!” she wrote in the summer of 2014. “Someone buy me a whip plz!”
In a separate Instagram post, which is still online, she wrote, “And @prestonmyles is so black you can’t see him.”
Shortly after the posts began circulating online, Al-Areebi deactivated her Twitter account and removed the first Instagram photo.
Al-Areebi, who is from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, was among the international class of 11 recruits to begun training at the WWE Performance Center in April. Prior to joining WWE, Al-Areebi wrestled under the name Jasmin Areebi for various independent promotions in Canada and the United States including Pure Wrestling Association (PWA), Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW), and New England Championship Wrestling (NECW). She has yet to make her in-ring debut on the NXT television show, but has been competing in non-televised matches under the name Jasmin. On August 29, 2015 at a non-televised event in Fort Pierce, Florida, she competed in the main event. Alongside The Vaudevillains (Aiden English and Simon Gotch), the trio defeated Alexa Bliss, Blake and Murphy in Mixed Tag Team Match.