• “Screw being marketable” – RAW Wrestler On His WWE Character
Mustafa Ali joined the WWE in 2016 by being a part of the Cruiserweight Classic and later the Cruiserweight Division.
He hasn’t done much in WWE and his biggest accomplishments so far are being the leader of the RETRIBUTION stable in WWE and competing for the Cruiserweight Championship on the WrestleMania 34 Kickoff Show.
Vince McMahon wanted Ali to be the typical foreign heel character, but he didn’t want to do it and they had a falling out last year.
Ali is now back on WWE programming and is a member of the RAW roster.
Below is what he tweeted about his character:
“I’ve always found myself toning down who I am to be more ‘marketable’ … and because of that I find myself trying to find myself.
I’m Pakistani. I’m Indian. I’m American. I’m Muslim. I’m Mustafa Ali.
And I’m gonna embrace all that. Screw being marketable. I’m gonna be a message.”
i’ve always found myself toning down who i am to be more “marketable”…and because of that i find myself trying to find myself.
im pakistani. im indian. im american. im muslim. im mustafa ali.
and im gonna embrace all that. screw being marketable. im gonna be a message. pic.twitter.com/e12PmPrmbl
— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) August 22, 2022
WWE Hall Of Famer Road Dogg then replied:
“Just be you big dog! You are the part that’s marketable!!”
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• ON THIS DAY IN TNA HISTORY (August 22, 2013) – TNA iMPACT Wrestling *Hardcore Justice 2013 Special – Part 2*
On this day in 2013, Total Nonstop Action! aired the second part of a ‘Hardcore Justice’ special episode of their weekly TV show ‘TNA iMPACT Wrestling’.
This episode took place at the Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia and included matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring the 2013 TNA IMPACT Wrestling Superstars.
Here’s the official card from that night:
Bobby Roode & Kazarian vs. James Storm & Gunner
Manik vs. Sonjay Dutt
BFG Series – Street Fight: Joseph Park (Abyss) vs. Hernandez vs. Jay Bradley vs. Christopher Daniels
Gail Kim vs. ODB
Loser Of The Fall Leaves TNA: Sting, Rampage Jackson, Samoa Joe, Magnus (Nick Aldis) & AJ Styles vs. Mr. Anderson (Mr. Kennedy) & Devon (D-Von Dudley) & Wes Brisco & Garett Bischoff & Knux (Mike Knox)