Mustafa Ali announced back in September that he is no longer working with WWE and in the months since then, Ali has been working hard to better himself. In fact, Ali admitted that he wasn’t really affected by his release.

Following his departure from WWE, Mustafa Ali launched his own World Tour campaign, showcasing his talent in wrestling promotions across the globe. From cities in Europe to venues in the United States, Ali has been consistently delivering impressive performances in various companies, demonstrating his skill and versatility as a wrestler.

In the present day, Mustafa Ali is juggling a series of independent wrestling dates while also holding the prestigious TNA X Division Championship. During an appearance on Straight Talk Wrestling, Ali candidly discussed his WWE release in 2023, stating that it was an anticipated development. However, he emphasized that he did not harbor any emotional sadness about it, viewing it from a purely business perspective.

Ali expressed his belief in his own abilities and acknowledged WWE’s stature as a massive promotional entity. While recognizing the success of top talent within WWE, he remained steadfast in his decision to bet on himself. He explained that his request for release in January 2022 stemmed from this self-belief, and he has since seen positive outcomes.

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”Expected, but there was no emotional, like, sadness associated with it. I’m a very business-oriented person. I know what I’m capable of. WWE is a huge entity, it’s a promotional machine and oftentimes what happens is guys at the top of the card are in those positions for a reason and obviously, we always hear about the revenue breaking-records that they’re making. So they obviously know what they’re doing. I, as an individual, always believed in the mantra of if you really believe in it, you’re willing to bet on yourself, right?”

And I was willing to bet on myself a year-and-a-half or two years ago, whenever it was (that I first asked for my release) and that’s all it really came down to. I know what I’m capable of. In two months, I’ve already taken over the industry. Sold-out show after sold-out show. I can’t keep enough merchandise. It’s like I’m the hottest free agent in the world right now… in like 60 days? So, I bet on myself, it’s already paid dividends and I’m excited for what the future holds.

Fans are certainly happy to see Mustafa Ali achieving a lot of success in 2024 already. We will have to wait and see whether Mustafa Ali will ever return to WWE again, as it seems highly unlikely at the moment.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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