WWE Superstars know that their time in the ring can’t last forever, and being removed from the ring before your time is up can be a terrible thing as well. Mojo Rawley was released along with so many others during pandemic budget cuts, and he’s not done in the ring yet.

Recently Mojo Rawley, who is now going as Dean Muhtadi, spoke to Inside The Ropes about many different subjects. He shed light on a variety of topics, such as leveraging the CM Punk scenario to AEW’s advantage for quality television production, his personal encounters with WWE in Saudi Arabia, future prospects for Mercedes Moné, and much more.

When asked about his future in the pro wrestling ring, Mojo Rawley wasn’t shy about admitting that he has the itch to wrestle again. In fact, he’s had that itch ever since WWE released him.

“Man, I’m getting that itch brother. And I’ve had that itch since my last match with WWE, which as crazy as it is to say, was almost three years ago. Obviously that first year I was knocked flat on my back with COVID. Man, there was no chance I could have wrestled the match no matter how hard I tried or no matter, how good of a stretch I had a day a week, maybe even a month of feeling like I was coming out of that thing before it would just crash back down. But yeah, I’ve had these other really cool opportunities that have been keeping me busy. Financially, it’s been better for me. So, it’s been hard to you know, cut back on those situations that are making me more money [laughs] than I was before even but yeah, I missed it, bro. It’s hard to watch recently, I’ve started to watch a little bit more just because I miss it so much. And I’m able to watch without getting not upset or jealous. But you know, you want to be out there. You’re not meant to be on the side-lines when you’re a competitor. So, it’s challenging to watch others when you’re not at that time. But I am getting that itch.


I think if I can find a situation that makes sense, that allows me to continue what we’re working so hard on every day here with Paragon, certainly, what doesn’t make me stop co-hosting TMZ Sports, if there’s a way that I can kind of marry all three of these things together. Honestly, I think it just makes for a better overall package for whoever I’m working with to combine this incredible entity that TMZ is and the reach they have, which is absolutely completely opposite to the WWE audience to kind of try and marry those together. And then you know, be able to work Paragon in, and as well, I think that situation would make a lot of sense. But it’s going to take a little bit of time to figure out what that situation might look like, and how to structure that properly.”

We will have to see what the future holds, but Mojo Rawley is certainly hyped about a possible return to pro wrestling. Only time will tell where that takes place, but Rawley is certainly looking forward to the possibility of making something work out for his return to the ring.

What’s your take on Mojo Rawley’s WWE release? Do you think it’s time to bring him back? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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