A Raw star has potentially annoyed people backstage with comments about fake audience noise.
It was recently reported that some of the WWE talent are frustrated with the piped-in cheers and boos. Mustafa Ali touched on these frustrations on a recent episode of Raw Talk.
In a heated back and forth with Charly Caruso, Mustafa Ali criticised Raw Legends Night, noting that WWE were pumping in more crowd noise for guys who could “barely walk”.
It was first thought that Ali may have annoyed somebody backstage when the Retribution leader tweeted a photo of himself on Raw Talk, with the caption:
“we don’t know if we can give you a live mic again.”
As per Sean Ross Sapp on Fightful Select, somebody off-screen was rubbed the wrong way by Ali’s comments about the piped-in crowd noise.
Noting that WWE didn’t want the fake audience sounds mentioned at all, Sapp said the following:
“I had heard that there was someone who took exception to him making light that they pipe in stuff… I asked about this, I was like, ‘What would anyone be mad at?’ And they’re like, ‘Well he said that they piped in noise.’ I said, ‘They do!’ And this person said, ‘Yeah, but we don’t want them going out there and saying that.’ I’m like, ‘Why not? It’s obvious. It’s okay. Baseball does it. Football does it. Basketball does it. Don’t treat us like we’re stupid.'”
It is ironic that Ali is leading a group that doesn’t want to be silenced, yet it’s his words that have reportedly landed the former 205 Live competitor in hot water.
Mustafa Ali is yet to have a televised match in 2021. He last wrestled in December, submitting Ricochet on Raw.
Thank you to Cultaholic for the transcription of the quote.