• Backstage News On Byron Saxton Calling Asuka vs. Nia Jax ‘WrestleMania Main Event Worthy’ On RAW, Fan Upset Over Pronunciation Of Mustafa Ali’s Name
On this week’s episode of RAW, RAW Women’s Champion Asuka squared off against Women’s Tag Team Champion Nia Jax. Asuka won the match via disqualification after Shayna Baszler attacked her.
During the match, Byron Saxton described the encounter as a ‘WrestleMania Main Event Worthy’ bout.
Fightful Select is reporting that this was a scripted line, and Saxton was told to say it by the officials backstage.
On the other hand, Tom Phillips shared his response to a fan on Twitter who lashed out at him for how he pronounces Mustafa Ali’s name.
You can read their conversation below:
Fan: Hey [blacked out]… How do you not understand that Mustafa Ali is pronounced: MOO STAH FUH… NOT [blacked out] Must Uff uh… GET IT [blacked out] RIGHT. You sound like a [blacked out] saying it wrong !!!!!!!!!!!!
Tom: Hi [name removed], I understand your issue regarding the pronunciation. However, Mustafa has recently stated on RAW the correct way that his first name is pronounced. I am simply respecting that wish, as I would for anyone asking for their name to be pronounced the way they would like. I will continue to do so. Thank you for being a fan of WWE.”
— Tom (@TomPhillipsWWE) November 10, 2020
Phillips was told by Ali on a segment of RAW Talk a week ago to pronounce his name in this manner.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (November 10, 2008) – WWE Monday Night RAW
On this day in 2008, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Monday Night RAW’.
This episode was broadcasted from the Evening News Arena in Manchester, England (UK) and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Survivor Series 2008’ PPV.
Here’s the official card from that night:
1. WWE Intercontinental Title: Santino Marella vs. William Regal
2. Mike Knox vs. D-Lo Brown
3. Rey Mysterio vs. Kane
4. WWE Women’s Title: Beth Phoenix vs. Mickie James
5. Last Man Standing: Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels