Mon. May 23rd, 2022


Current WWE SmackDown Superstar Mustafa Ali has requested his release from World Wrestling Entertainment.

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Ali, who previously was the leader of the faction Retribution and had a memorable feud with Daniel Bryan in 2018, has officially requested his release in a public statement.

“I have a message that is much bigger than my dreams in pro wrestling,” said Ali on Twitter. “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.”

Check out Mustafa Ali’s WWE release request video below:

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Ali joined WWE in 2016 after competing in the Cruiserweight Classic tournament. After a year of competing on 205 Live, Ali began feuding with Daniel Bryan on SmackDown. Eventually, Ali became the leader of the ill-fated faction Retribution in 2020 and has been used rarely on television since the group disbanded.

We’ll make sure to update the story if Ali’s release request is approved or denied by WWE.



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