WWE Raw star and RETRIBUTION leader Mustafa Ali may have landed himself in hot water with WWE management following some recent comments.
Mustafa Ali, who has been pretty outspoken recently which has gone hand-in-hand with his new RETRIBUTION role, appeared on Raw Talk following this past Monday’s ‘Legends Night’ edition of Raw.
On Raw Talk, he said what many believe to be the truth regarding WWE’s constant use of legends, saying:
“I am agitated. I’m angry, but most of all, I’m confused. We dedicated a three-hour show to old has-beens. You want to call them legends or whatever…they’ve had their time. A night like tonight is exactly what is wrong with this company. Three hours to guys that can barely walk. I am not bewildered. I know that the generation before me paved the way, but when the hell are you going to let me walk on that path? Guys like Drew Gulak, Akira Tozawa, guys like myself, all of RETRIBUTION, not on the show. Why? Because we need to hear ‘Whatcha gonna do brother?’ AGAIN! For the seventh million time. They pumped the cheers real good. Why don’t you give us a chance? People who can contribute to this business and further this company. No, let’s push them all aside and give three hours to people that can barely walk. They carved a path, when do I get to walk on that path? For anyone who doesn’t understand what I’m saying, it’s not because I’m talking fast, it’s because you’re listening slow. This place needs change and I am that change.”
Since then, he’s posted a tweet saying “we don’t know if we can give you a live mic again” in quotation marks along with a screenshot of him on Raw Talk, implying that’s what management had told him following the appearance.
Of course, this is wrestling so there’s always a chance this is just Ali trying to further RETRIBUTION’s anti-establishment storyline, but it also isn’t hard to believe it’s something WWE would actually say after he hurt their feelings like that.
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