|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Tomer Shalom|
|Billed height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Billed weight||255 lb (116 kg)|
|Trained by||Rob Fuego|
Tomer Shalom (born Tomer Sidi)is an Israeli professional wrestler who was trained by Rob Fuego in Canada.
Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia, located on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea. It has land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan on the east, the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip to the east and west, respectively, and Egypt to the southwest. The country contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area. Israel's economic and technological center is Tel Aviv, while its seat of government and proclaimed capital is Jerusalem, although the state's sovereignty over Jerusalem has only partial recognition.
Professional wrestling is a form of performing art and entertainment which combines athletics with theatrical performance. It takes the form of events, held by touring companies, which mimic a title-match combat sport. The unique form of sport portrayed is fundamentally based on classical and "catch" wrestling, with modern additions of striking attacks, strength-based holds and throws and acrobatic maneuvers. Much of these derive from the influence of various international martial arts. An additional aspect of combat with improvised weaponry is sometimes included to varying degrees.
Born in Holon, Israel, Sidi grew up in Tel Aviv.In 2010, after completing his service in the Israeli Defence Forces, Sidi moved to Canada in order to begin his training to become a professional wrestler.
Holon is a city on the central coastal strip south of Tel Aviv, Israel. Holon is part of the metropolitan Gush Dan area. In 2017 it had a population of 192,624. Holon has the second-largest industrial zone in Israel, after Haifa.
Tel Aviv is the second most populous city in Israel—after Jerusalem—and the most populous city in the conurbation of Gush Dan, Israel's largest metropolitan area. Located on the country's Mediterranean coastline and with a population of 443,939, it is the economic and technological center of the country.
After arriving in Canada in 2010, Sidi first went to both Calgary and Winnipeg before ultimately winding up at Squared Circle Wrestling where he was trained by Rob Fuego.
Calgary is a city in the Canadian province of Alberta. It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, about 80 km (50 mi) east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. The city anchors the south end of what Statistics Canada defines as the "Calgary–Edmonton Corridor".
Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba in Canada. Centred on the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, it is near the longitudinal centre of North America, approximately 110 kilometres (70 mi) north of the Canada–United States border.
On November 1, 2012 Tomer returned to Israel to wrestle for the first time and wrestled Lior Libman at Israeli Pro Wrestling Association's Wrestling In The Rain event.Two days later Sidi made his All Wrestling Organization debut at a house show. The following week he wrestled for AWO at their Face Off event.
Israeli Pro Wrestling Association was an independent wrestling promotion, operating from Israel.
All Wrestling Organization is an independent wrestling promotion in the Middle East, currently operating out of Netanya, Israel.
On March 23, 2014 Sidi while wrestling for Crossfire Wrestling won the CW Heavyweight Championship,which he held for 259 days.
On December 10 2015, Sidi returned to Israel at the Ultimate Wrestling Israel event UWI Showdown, but was eliminated in the quarter finals of the UWI Heavyweight Championship tournament.Four days later, Sidi wrestled his first match for the Israeli Wrestling League at the IWL VIII event. Three weeks later, Sidi again wrestled for Ultimate Wrestling Israel.
Ultimate Wrestling Israel (UWI), the fourth wrestling federation in Israel was founded in November 2015. The UWI currently has one belt, the UWI Shomer Shabbos Heavyweight Championship, previously known as the UWI Heavyweight Championship until February 2017.
Israeli Wrestling League (IWL), is an Israeli professional wrestling promotion founded in 2013 by Eitan Levy & Lidor Bushary. Its first show was in May 2013 during the filming of the wrestling season in the fourth season of HaYafa VeHaChnun, the Israeli version of Beauty and the Geek. The wrestling academy, led by Lidor Bushary, opened in May 2014 in Rehovot at the Alternative Sports Center, where performances are held every two month. The IWL has one belt, the IWL Heavyweight Championship. As of 2016, the IWL does not pay their wrestlers, in order to keep costs down.
On March 13, 2016 while wrestling for Victory Commonwealth Wrestling as Goliath Ayala, Sidi won his second title, the VCW Openweight Title, during their 4th Annual Iron Man Rumble.During Sidi's reign VCW was renamed to Hogtown Pro Wrestling and the belt renamed the HPW Openweight Title. In October 2016, Sidi lost in the final match of the tournament to crown the new HPW Heavyweight Champion. Sidi ultimately lost the title on January 29, 2017.
On August 7, 2017 Sidi made his WWE debut, filing in for Curtis Axel,under the name Jean-Pierre Goulet, and billed from Quebec City. in a match which he lost to Jason Jordan. During the match held in Canada, local wrestling fans recognizing Sidi began chanting "Tomer, Tomer, Tomer". The reaction from the fans caught the attention of the WWE, and following the match, Sidi was offered a tryout by the WWE. The WWE had previously expressed interest in him wrestling for their NXT brand, however they ran into visa issues.
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