A WWE star has revealed that Vince McMahon approved his use of Hulk Hogan’s Real American theme song.
Mustafa Ali once claimed on social media that he almost got to use Hulk Hogan’s Real American theme in WWE, but no further details were ever revealed.
Speaking with WrestleBinge Sportskeeda, Ali shed more light on the situation and revealed the use of the theme was planned to be in more of a tongue-in-cheek way to enhance a gimmick change. He said:
“That was an actual discussion I had, and at one point that was going to be my entrance music,”
According to Ali, the plan was for him to portray a politician-inspired character who would launch campaigns against his opponents and use his podium to stake a claim for title opportunities.
Further explaining how his conversations with Vince McMahon in regards to the new character went, Ali said:
“I remember talking to Vince [McMahon] and saying, ‘Hey, [the song] would really get this character over because there’s nothing more American in this world than Mustafa Ali. What if I came out to ‘Real American?'”
Despite McMahon loving the idea and discussing a debut for the character afterward, the idea never came to fruition because WWE wasn’t sure if the political persona would resonate with a live audience.
Mustafa Ali is in the midst of a push on the Monday Night Raw brand after winning a battle royal to become number one contender to GUNTHER’s Intercontinental Championship on the May 15 episode.
Ali will challenge GUNTHER for the title at Night of Champions in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on May 27. For the full lineup for the event, click here.
Here are results from the May 15 episode of WWE Raw:
Shinsuke Nakamura def. The Miz
It was announced Liv Morgan had suffered an injury and the scheduled Women’s Tag Team Championship match was cancelled
Mustafa Ali won a battle royal to become #1 contender for Gunther’s Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions
Becky Lynch returned and cut a promo on Trish Stratus, challenging her to a match at Night of Champions
Dominik Mysterio def. Xavier Woods
As JD McDonagh left the arena after an interview, there was a tease of Finn Balor scouting him to recruit him for Judgment Day
Indus Sher (Sanga & Veer) def. two jobbers
Cody Rhodes promo on Brock Lesnar ahead of their Night of Champions match
Raquel Rodriguez def. Chelsea Green
Judgment Day (Finn Balor & Damian Priest) def. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn after interference from Imperium, which had been instigated by Paul Heyman doing deals with Judgment Day and Imperium earlier in the night
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