Pali Prince

"Pali Prince" Sal Erakat

"The Pali Prince" Sal Erakat -- (born April 4, 1983, in Vermont) is an independent pro wrestler, actor, writer, and website designer, amongst other talents.

Sal has been in front of a camera or on stage since childhood, starting with home videos and movies with his older brother Abdullah H. Erakat (an actor, writer, director and journalist). At age 13, Sal was cast in a school production of "Mother Goose: The Musical," which inspired his career in the entertainment industry. Two years later, he moved overseas to the West Bank with his family to complete his final two years of high school. Returning to the United States in 2001, he began writing screenplays and working on independent films with his friend Ryan Smith, before relocating to Arizona. As luck would have it, an assistant to a casting director came into the Scottsdale jewelry store where Sal worked and gave him an audition for "The Kingdom," in which he was casted as an extra but then received Hebrew dialogue as a bombsite worker. Afterwards, Sal attended acting classes with the Phoenix Film Institute and got additional roles, including "Take Me Home Tonight."

However, Sal's real passion was to be a professional wrestler. Sal joined Impact Zone Wrestling and began training under Gabriel Gallo. He worked on the IZW ring crew as a ring announcer, referee, and music technician (often alongside Ed The K Motley). Saleem also worked with Gallo at Real Deal Pro Wrestling in running production, assisting with booking events and ring announcing and with World Wrestling Zone as "The Palestinian Pop Sensation" Prince Saleem (or Pali Prince, for short). Saleem has broken out of Arizona and made his way onto the national independent wrestling scene, working for Utah's American Xtreme Wrestling, New Mexico’s Destiny Wrestling Organization, and IHWE, Rampage All-Star, and South Texas Pro in Texas. However, the majority of his in-ring success has been with Elite Xtreme Wrestling in Mesa, AZ, where he reigned as EXW Heavyweight Champion in August 2011.

Today, Sal continues to work in films, television, commercials, and the stage, as well as expand his stock in the wrestling business.

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