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FOX Co-Chairman Tells Stephanie McMahon That NBC Was Embarrassed By Their Product, SmackDown Live Wrestler Planning In-Ring Return

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• Mustafa Ali Reveals His Mission As A Wrestler

During a recent interview with Al Jazeera, WWE 205 Live wrestler Mustafa Ali talked about his mission as a wrestler, a comment that he got from a kid, WWE allowing him to express himself freely and more.

Below are the highlights:

On his mission as a wrestler:

“My vision is a lot bigger than being the first wrestler of a background to do something. Someone with my name and my appearance comes with preconceived ideas attached. My mission is to erase as many preconceived ideas, barriers and stereotypes as I can.”

On a comment that he got from a kid:

“I remember one kid … he said to me it’s always cool to see someone you consider a role model doing something big and chasing their dreams, but it’s even cooler when that person looks like you. When he said that, I really realized it’s true. It’s a little easier to relate to someone when you feel ‘Hey that’s me. That’s how I look and it’s someone with the same concerns I have growing up.'”

On WWE allowing him to express himself freely:

“I can’t tell you the amount of support I’m getting from WWE. They’re allowing me to express myself freely, they’re promoting me, and they’re letting me be me. A lot of people feel because of what society has labelled them, they feel that is what defines them. My message is that nobody defines you but you.”

• FOX Co-Chairman Tells Stephanie McMahon That NBC Was Embarrassed By Their Product

Before earning the rights to air SmackDown Live on their network for 5 years at a cost of more than $1 Billion, FOX Co-Chairman Rupert Murdoch told Stephanie McMahon that NBC was embarrassed by their product and that’s why NBC refused to re-sign the deal for SmackDown Live, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

• SmackDown Live Wrestler Planning In-Ring Return

SmackDown Live wrestler Tamina Snuka noted on Instagram that she’s planning to return to in-ring action. She has been out of action since January with a torn rotator cuff.

Below is what she posted:

“Coming back from injury and getting into prime form…”

        
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