Shawn Daivari

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Shawn Daivari is an Iranian-American professional wrestler. Shawn Daivari is currently signed to WWE as a producer.

Early Life and Childhood

Shawn Daivari was born on April 30, 1984, in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. His age is 38 years old as of 2022 and he is a naturalized Iranian-American citizen and Muslim by religion.

Similarly, his full name is Dara Shawn Daivari and his birth sign is Taurus. His father’s name is Khosrow Daivari. He was born in Minnesota to Iranian parents who came to the US in the 1970s.

He is fluent in Persian and has two brothers, one older and one younger. Ariya, his younger brother, is also a professional wrestler who competed in the WWE Cruiserweight Division.


Talking about his educational background, there is no information available regarding his schools, colleges, and academics. He might have done his schooling at a community school in Minnesota. Later, he might have skipped college as he started fighting at an early age to pursue his professional wrestling career.

Career and Professional Life

Regarding his professional career, he began his career in the independent scene of the upper Midwest. He is well-known for representing Iran in international championship matches. Moreover, he appeared on Nitro as a fan which was interviewed by Mike Tenay on October 19, 1998.

On February 26, 2003, episode of Explosion, he wrestled a tag team match with Ken Anderson against Mike Sanders and Glenn Gilberti. Similarly, he also appeared on the October 5, 2003, episode of Sunday Night Heat, where he lost to Tommy Dreamer.

Moreover, between April and July 2004, he also appeared four times for the independent promotion Ring of Honor (ROH). Similarly, he signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in August 2004 and made his debut as Khosrow Daivari, later shortened to Daivari, on the December 13 episode of Raw alongside Muhammad Hassan.

Additionally, he made his Professional Championship Wrestling debut in November 2007 at PCW’s Heroes 2 Legends event in Arlington, Texas. In addition, he made his WWE return on May 3, 2011, by competing in a dark match before the SmackDown tapings, losing to Ted DiBiase.

Shawn Daivari

Caption: Shawn Daivari in a wrestling match. Source: Wrestle Talk

More about his Career

However, he returned to WWE for the second time in 2018 during a segment at the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia, where he and his brother, Ariya Daivari, were pushed out of the ring by four new Saudi recruits.

He was later hired as a producer by WWE in January 2019 and was eventually released on April 15, 2020, as part of budget cuts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He is also well-known for his time in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he was a former TNA X Division Champion, and he has appeared in Ring of Honor and Lucha Underground.

Furthermore, he runs The Academy: School of Professional Wrestling in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with fellow wrestlers Ken Anderson, his brother, Molly Holly, and Arik Cannon.

Brand Endorsements

Daivari has not endorsed any brand till now. Also, he is not promoting anything till now and is not collaborating with any brands. No information is available regarding the other brands he has cooperated with or not. Moreover, in the coming days, we may see him being associated with some brands and supporting their products.

Awards and Nomination

Daivari has not been associated with or won any kind of awards and hasn’t received any prestigious title yet. However, we believe he will get several awards in the future.

Moreover, he accomplished a lot in his career so far, and he still has a lot more to do. He has a long road ahead of him, but he possesses all of the necessary talents to succeed.

Shawn Daivari – Net Worth 2022

Shawn Daivari is an Iranian-American professional wrestler who has earned a considerable income from his work. His estimated net worth is around $200k and his annual salary is $20k and his source of income is mainly his wrestling profession. However, his monthly and weekly wages are unknown.

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Caption: Shawn Daivari giving a pose. Source: Online World

Relationship Status

Daivari married Deanna Sexton on February 14, 2009. But he has not revealed how they both met and dated each other. However, they don’t have children and they both got divorced on September 2010. Also, he doesn’t have any past relationships or previous engagements.


Daivari gained notoriety in October 2012 after choking a drunk passenger who was unconscious with a rear naked choke on a light rail route to Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport after police were slow to respond to another passenger pressing the emergency button.

Shawn Daivari – Body Measurements

Talking about his height he is 5 Feet 10 inches tall and weighs 86kg. Moreover, his eyes and hair color are black and his shoe size is 11(US). However, his accurate body measurements are unknown.

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Caption: Shawn Daivari walking in a game. Source: Wrestling Headlines

Social Media

Daivari is not active on social media. He likes to be present and keep his personal life private, hence he does not use any social networking sites. However, there are some of his fan-made profiles.