• Vince McMahon & Mustafa Ali Had A Heated Argument Over New Character
As we noted earlier, SmackDown wrestler Mustafa Ali requested his release from WWE.
Below is the statement that he posted on Twitter:
“I have a message that is much bigger than my dreams in pro wrestling. Despite my best efforts, I will not be able to deliver this message while working with WWE. Therefore, I am requesting my release from WWE.”
i am requesting my release from wwe pic.twitter.com/Q1QP8SA5zV
— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) January 16, 2022
Ali hasn’t been seen on WWE programming in almost 3 months. His last match took place on the October 29, 2021 episode of SmackDown, where he lost to Drew McIntyre.
According to Fightful Select, Ali had a heated argument with WWE CEO Vince McMahon over his new character:
“As Ali revealed weeks ago, there was a vignette filmed for a Mustafa Ali ‘New America’ gimmick that looked promising for the star.
According to those in the know, initially the character was accepted, before those in power in WWE changed their mind.
We’re told that in its place, there was a pitch from Vince McMahon for ‘something Mustafa Ali would never have done’, and it led to a heated argument between the two.
Ali hasn’t been around since.”
Ali joined WWE in 2016. He didn’t capture any Title in the company. He will most likely be granted his release.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 16, 1999) – WWF Shotgun Saturday Night
On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired the last ever episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Shotgun Saturday Night ‘.
It was pre-taped at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas and featured mid-card matches & highlight videos on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1999’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
– Val Venis vs. Tiger Ali Singh
– Gangrel & Edge vs. Bob Holly & 2 Cold Scorpio
– Test vs. Matt Hardy