Fahd Rakman is an American professional wrestler of Middle Eastern descent. He works under the ring-names of Fahd Rakman and Fady The Bull. Rakman worked primarily for the New Jersey-based promotion Independent Wrestling Federation before signing a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment where he began appearing in the developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling.
Independent Wrestling Federation (2008-2010)
Rakman trained at the New Jersey-based promotion Independent Wrestling Federation, owned and ran by Kevin Knight. Rakman entered the ring in September 2008 under the name of Fady Madani. He and partner Kraig Stagg unsuccessfully challenged for the IWF Tag Team Championships at IWF Fall Brawl - Tag 1 on September 20.
On August 23, 2009, Rakman unsuccessfully competed for the IWF American Championship held by Franciz during Night Two of IWF Desperate Measures. He challenged Franciz for the title again at IWF Fall Brawl - Tag 2 on September 27, again losing to Franciz. The next year on May 21, at IWF Mayhem Weekend - Tag 1, Rakman successfully challenged for the IWF Heavyweight Championship, defeating his trainer and title holder Kevin Knight. He held the title until June 26 during Night Two of the IWF 8th Annual Commissioner's Cup Tag Team Tournament, where he faced Chris Steeler and Kevin Knight in a three-way match, losing the title to Steeler.
World Wrestling Entertainment (2010)
Florida Championship Wrestling (2010)
During June 2010, Rakman signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. In July, Rakman began training in the company's developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling during the course of the month. He first wrestled in a battle royal on August 19 at an FCW event which was won by Eli Cottonwood. During the September 23 edition of FCW, he wrestled a dark six-man tag match with Cable Jones and Roman Leakee, losing to Big E. Langston, Bobby Dutch, Conrad Tanner. Rakman wrestled his last FCW match in November of that year before eventually being released from his developmental contract.
- Signature Moves
- Full Nelson
- "The Arabian Bull"
Championships and accomplishments
- IWF Heavyweight Championship