Mustafa Ali had a lot of potential after debuting on the main roster a few years ago. Unfortunately, a slew of unfortunate injuries and bad booking would ruin all of that. Ali also opened up about having no representation in WWE.

Ali requested his release from WWE and made headlines for a long time after that. WWE would not grant his request and eventually, Ali found himself back on WWE television on Monday Night RAW.

While speaking with FOX 32 Chicago, Mustafa Ali talked about the lack of representation of people of color in the early days of WWE as he grew up.

“It is everything and it’s not meant to be a sappy story but growing up as a life long WWE fan. Even as a Muslim kid in America, I didn’t have someone. I had nobody. I didn’t have any representation. I didn’t have any good guy to cheer for. Anyone that looked like me or was on TV was a bad guy. They wished harm upon America like these stereotypical roles.”


Things have certainly changed in a huge way as more people of color are being represented in a meaningful way. Mustafa Ali also demands Hall Of Fame stats from WWE. We’ll have to see what’s next in store for Mustafa Ali.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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