• Yet Another Return Planned For Tonight’s RAW
Former RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch is scheduled to return to WWE TV (for the first time since her WrestleMania 38 loss) on tonight’s RAW.
WWE is also discussing Asuka’s return for tonight’s RAW (tap here to read more).
Now, Fightful Select is reporting that Mustafa Ali is also scheduled to return on tonight’s RAW if plans don’t change.
For those who don’t remember, Ali publicly asked for his release from WWE on Twitter.
Below is what he wrote:
“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.”
WWE Officials didn’t like the fact that Ali publicly requested his release, which resulted in him not being granted his release from the company.
Earlier this year, Fightful reported that 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 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.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 24, 1983) – AWA Super Sunday 1983
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 24, 1983, Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association promoted ‘AWA Super Sunday 1983’ at the St. Paul Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Hulkster ended up not winning the AWA World Heavyweight Championship as expected by most people, as he was the victim of a reverse decision DQ finish here.
What’s funny is, had Hogan won the Title that night, history would’ve been totally different, as it was Hogan himself who jumped ship to the World Wrestling Federation later that year and in the process played the single biggest role in turning not only the WWF but the entire sport of professional wrestling from a local territory thing into a national and later even international sensation.
Keep in mind that Hulkamania (biggest Fan movement in pro wrestling history) was already born in the AWA during the process of his feud against Jerry Blackwell. So the potential was already there to see, but they missed out on it.
It’s safe to say, had Verne Gagne booked a different finish that night and put the Title on Hulk, history would’ve been VERY different. Big time!
Here are the results:
Brad Rheingans defeated Rocky Stone
Buck Zumhofe defeated Steve Regal
Jerry Lawler defeated John Tolos
AWA Women’s Tag Team Title: Wendi Richter and Joyce Grable (c defeated Judy Martin & Velvet McIntyre
Wahoo McDaniel defeated Eddie Boulder (Brutus Beefcake)
Jesse Ventura, Ken Patera & Blackjack Lanza defeated The High Flyers & Rick Martel
AWA World Heavyweight Title: Nick Bockwinkel (c) defeated Hulk Hogan by reverse decision DQ
Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon defeated Sheik Adnan El-Kaissey & Jerry Blackwell