17 Facts About Ariya Daivari


Ariya Daivari is an Iranian-American professional wrestler currently signed to All Elite Wrestling under the ring name Ari Daivari.


Ariya Daivari is best known for his time in WWE, Ring of Honor, New Japan Pro Wrestling, the National Wrestling Alliance, and has made brief appearances for Global Force Wrestling and Impact Wrestling's project Ring Ka King.


Ariya Daivari trained with Shelton Benjamin and former WWE wrestler Ken Anderson.


On June 13,2016, Ariya Daivari was announced as a competitor in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic.


On June 23,2016, Ariya Daivari was eliminated from the tournament in his first round match by Ho Ho Lun.


Ariya Daivari then started a feud with Gentleman Jack Gallagher, which ended in an "I Forfeit" match, which he lost.


Ariya Daivari began his championship pursuits for the Cruiserweight Championship in July 2017.


Ariya Daivari faced off against Neville the next night on 205 Live, winning via count-out.


When Enzo Amore became the Cruiserweight Champion, Ariya Daivari appeared to support Amore on 205 Live and became a member of Amore's heel faction "The Zo Train", along with Tony Nese, Drew Gulak, and Noam Dar.


In WWE Greatest Royal Rumble, Ariya teamed up with his brother Shawn Daivari and insulted four Saudi Arabian prospects before being driven out by Mansoor.


On June 25,2021, Ariya Daivari was released from his WWE contract.


On September 28,2021, it was announced that Ariya Daivari would be debuting for New Japan Pro Wrestling for their New Japan Showdown shows facing Alex Zayne on Night 1 and teaming with Lio Rush against El Phantasmo and Chris Bey on Night 2.


Ariya Daivari would make his return on June 18,2022, at NJPW Strong, scoring a victory over Delirious.


On November 12,2021, Ariya Daivari made his All Elite Wrestling debut on AEW Rampage losing to Dante Martin.


Ariya Daivari is Iranian-American and sometimes incorporates spoken Persian in his performances.


Ariya Daivari's brother, Dara, is a professional wrestler, mostly known for his time in WWE under the names Khosrow Daivari and Daivari.


Ariya Daivari made his video game debut as a playable character in WWE 2K19.