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  • Dye Hard: She normally has brown hair but dyed it black when she was first signed. She reverted to brown in 2016 and added blonde in 2017.
  • Fan Nickname: As with most mononym female wrestlers in WWE, fans will sometimes use her real last name as a kayfabe one — making her Aliyah Areebi. Given that it was also her last name as Jasmin on the indies, it makes enough sense to form a full three-part name.
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  • I Am Not Spock: Before she received her ring name, news sites and fans would still call her 'Jasmin', and she used that name on NXT live events (even though new signees usually compete under their given names before getting a character name). Averted on Breaking Ground, where she was called Nhooph.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Since adopting 'The Cat's Meow' character, she has taken to sharing pictures of fans with the cat ears filter on Instagram.
    • More than a few references to the singer have been made whenever she has a match on NXT — usually suggesting she 'Try Again' after losing.
  • The Red Stapler: After her Twitter incident, a lot of wrestling fans who followed the incident started using 'Tweet-Delete' — a feature that deletes any tweets older than three months.
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor: Subverted. Shortly after she signed with WWE, old tweets of hers were uncovered where she used a racial slur. The office didn't release her, instead claiming they had been made by someone else using her account. As they were also made when she was only sixteen, which would help explain the lapse of judgment either way, they may have also shown some leniency.
    • As this was also shortly after Zahra Schreiber and Jessica Havok had their potential WWE careers derailed by old tweets, WWE figured that a few people were intentionally rooting back through women wrestlers' social media in an attempt to get them fired, and put out a statement telling them to stop doing it.
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  • What Could Have Been: As depicted on Breaking Ground, she first pitched the Aliyah character as a Belly Dancer to acknowledge her Arab heritage. Despite the lackluster rehearsal in front of the NXT roster, she used it on TV twice before abandoning it.
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