Mustafa Ali had been working in WWE for quite a long time and was one of the most talented in-ring competitors in the entire company. He is also the former leader of Retribution.
Mustafa Ali’s previous program in WWE saw him involved in a feud/mentorship with Mansoor on Monday Night RAW. Mansoor did not have any say in the relationship whatsoever. After that, he developed a controversial character which was ultimately nixed by the company after a while.
Ali requested his release from WWE, which came as no surprise for many fans. However, WWE would deny Ali’s request as well.
While speaking on the recent Hall Of Fame podcast, Booker T talked about Mustafa Ali’s request for release not being granted. Booker T stated that he believes it is a good thing.
“Maybe that’s a good thing for Mustafa. I know sometimes you speak up and you’re ticked off about something and you’ll say anything, you know what I mean? Maybe time to cool down a little bit, maybe time to think about it a little bit,” he said. “Maybe even have a real conversation, because sometimes I know you can get some respect when you speak your mind.”
We will have to wait and see whether Ali will eventually get to leave WWE to pursue his other interests or not after his request was previously denied.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes