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. It seems Kofi Kingston commented on Mustafa Ali’s current situation in WWE as well.
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 with Shakiel Mahjouri of CBS Sports, Kofi Kingston asked about Ali requesting this release from the company. Kingston stated that he believes WWE hasn’t given Mustafa Ali any opportunity to shine.
“It’s kind of crazy because it’s a really complicated industry. I feel for him,” Kofi Kingston said. “I feel for him because I understand the frustrations he’s going through and I feel like somebody who is so incredibly talented should always be afforded the opportunity to shine. He hasn’t really necessarily been given that.
I don’t know where it’s going to end. I don’t know where its going to go, but he’ll always have my support in terms of my desire to want to see him do well because he is so incredibly talented, not just in the ring, but outside the ring too. As a person, someone who wants to have a major impact on the world. I’m hoping that he’s able to find some peace in the situation (…) Regardless of what happens, there are going to be big things for him and his future.”
WWE also nixed a huge WrestleMania match between Mustafa Ali and Kofi Kingston last year. 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.