Mustafa Ali hasn’t been doing much in WWE recently. The company sent him home weeks ago. An argument with Vince McMahon eventually spurred Ali into requesting his release from the promotion. That may not happen.

Ali recently posted an intense training video after asking publicly to be released from his contract. Speculation immediately began about the superstar’s future. We now know that WWE isn’t currently interested in granting Mustafa Ali’s request.

Fightful Select reported the news this afternoon. WWE and Ali did speak, but the sides are not in agreement about his release. Ali still has years left on his WWE contract.

“Those Fightful Select heard from confirmed that WWE and Ali have spoken with each other and that Ali was informed that they would not be granting his request for a release at this moment, and as of now it isn’t the plan. Ali has years left on his WWE deal, but hasn’t been used on WWE TV or even at tapings in over two months. While some suspected that he was out on paternity leave, we’re told he’d only asked for one show off.”


WWE and Mustafa Ali appear to be at an impasse. That’s not the news Mustafa was hoping for. Many fans were anticipating seeing what he could do with a better creative direction.

Those wishes will have to go on hold for now. WWE isn’t interested in allowing Mustafa Ali to walk. We’ll see if the parties can work something out and do business in the future.

What do you think of WWE’s denial of Mustafa Ali’s request for a release? Let us know in the comments!

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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