Daivari third Raw release on Tuesday
JON WALDMAN -- SLAM! Wrestling
World Wrestling Entertainment's chopping block grew this afternoon, when the fed announced that it had parted ways with Shawn Daivari.
"WWE has come to terms on the release of Raw Superstar Shawn Daivari. We wish Daivari the best in all his future endeavors," WWE said in a release on its website.
Daivari, better known to fans as Khosrow Daivari, entered WWE in 2004 alongside Muhammad Hassan in a managerial role, following a run in WWE's developmental territory. The two, placed on Raw, immediately became the Fed's most controversial duo. Intermittently, Daivari would compete either with Hassan in tag competition or on his own. His first televised WWE match occurred on April 11, 2005, where he faced off against, and beat, Shawn Michaels.
In June 2005, Daivari and Hassan were moved to Smackdown in the WWE Draft Lottery. Immediately, the two targetted The Undertaker. The feud did not last long, especially following a highly controversial moment on the show when 'Taker was confronted by five masked figures. The broadcast untimely coincided with a terrorist attack in London. Shortly after this, Undertaker would defeat Hassan at the Great American Bash, a bout which would end up being Muhammad's swan song in WWE.
Daivari was taken off WWE TV and returned to OVW for a short stint before returning in September as Kurt Angle's new manager. When Angle jumped to Smackdown in January 2006, Daivari joined him, though the partnership would not last. Eventually, Daivari would move to other wrestlers, first Mark Henry, then The Great Khali.
Khali and Daivari would eventually move to ECW, and while Khali would move on to Raw, Daivari stayed on board with the Tuesday night brand. His time there, however, would be short-lived, as he was drafted to Raw in 2007. Here, Daivari would see occasional action. At the time of his release, he was not a regular feature on the Monday night broadcasts.
Prior to joining WWE, Daivari had short stints with NWA-TNA and Ring of Honor.
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