Mustafa Ali is one of the most underutilized talents on the WWE roster. Ali is a solid worker and decent promo yet the company has repeatedly failed to utilize his talents to their fullest potential. It appears that Ali could be back on WWE television soon after the company refused his release request.
According to Fightful Select, Ali is tentatively scheduled to appear tomorrow night on RAW. The outlet reported that WWE officials discussed Ali’s return to WWE TV this weekend.
Fightful Select has learned that as of this weekend a possible return to WWE television for Mustafa Ali was discussed. There was a pitch made for him to actually appear on WWE Raw Monday, though we can never be sure that something like that will actually happen until he appears on the air, due to the constant changes of the program.
Ali has not appeared on WWE programming since October, and had been booked to lose 11 consecutive matches across Raw, Smackdown and PPV. He was drafted to the Smackdown brand in the fall, but had an argument with Vince McMahon over his creative direction that led to him being off television, and not backstage for months.
Ali voiced his frustration and publicly asked for his release in January after not being on TV for two months. It was reiterated to us at that point that despite the fact that he had a child, he asked for only one week off of television at that point and was willing to work. UPDATE: In an update, we can confirm that Ali is tentatively scheduled for the April 25 Raw.
Ali isn’t the only returning Superstar, because Asuka is also set to come back as well. This could be an exciting time for fans of those two.
Tomorrow night’s RAW emanates from Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee. WWE has already announced the card for the April 25th edition of RAW. You can read the lineup right here.
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