Monday Night Raw’s Mustafa Ali wrestled Ricochet during this week’s Main Event tapings prior to Monday Night Raw. Ali sent out a tweet about the match referring to himself as “MainEventMustafa” and promising that the match would be the best of the week. Ali has taken issue with his placement on WWE cards in recent months, including before the breakup of Retribution.
This is not the first time that Ali has been on Main Event as of late, as he was in the corner of several members of Retribution in recent matches. Ali has only won a single match this year, defeating Riddle on the March 1 Monday Night Raw. His Retribution stable broke up earlier this year, leaving Ali without much to do. He has not wrestled on Monday Night Raw since April 5.
— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) April 27, 2021
Opinion: I can’t say I blame Ali for being frustrated with his spot. WWE has been having issues drawing an audience to Monday Night Raw for a long time now and for some reason they do not seem interested in trying someone fresh. I don’t know if Ali would be the next big thing, but how many more people are not going to watch because he is on the show? Trying something for a week can’t hurt and yet WWE is content to just do things this way instead.
What do you think of Ali? Will he ever be a star in WWE? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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