Raw Star Pitched Recent Feud Directly To Vince McMahon

2 years ago by Sanchez Taylor

Raw Star Pitched Recent Feud Directly To Vince McMahon

A Raw star has discussed a recent rivalry, revealing that he pitched the interesting program directly to Vince McMahon.

Ricochet and Mustafa Ali have been feuding on WWE Main Event in recent weeks. Mustafa Ali has now discussed his program with The One and Only.

Speaking on the Pro Wrestling 4 Life podcast, Ali recalled his pitch to McMahon. Noting that he needs to compete to improve, Ali pointed out that it’s difficult stay relevant when not being featured on TV.

Discussing his recent feud, Ali said:

The Main Event stuff happened because, after the fallout with RETRIBUTION, which was kind of like, you know, again, plans changed with that. I’m kind of sitting there for a few weeks realizing they don’t really know where to put me and the request was simple. I just knocked on Vince’s office and said, ‘Hey, if you don’t have something for me right now, I get it. I’m the type of talent where if I don’t use it, I’m gonna lose it. You got to get me in the ring. I need to perform. Can I just have Ricochet for four weeks on Main Event?’ (Vince) goes, ‘What’s the story?’”

“‘That’s it. Doesn’t need to be anything elaborate. We don’t need any gimmick matches. I go in, you know me, boss, we will carry it. We’ll do all our own promos. It wasn’t like, ‘Sure.’ It was like, ‘Okay, we’ll see.’ The first match happened. Then the second match happened And now the third match happened. Maybe there’s a fourth match coming, we’ll see.

He continued, “It was one of the things where we went and just did it ourselves and, as much love as the matches are getting, I think the promos that we’re doing on our own are getting just as much, if not more, maybe. It’s this kind of thing where I just wanted to, ‘Oh, y’all forgot about it for a sec, let me remind you real quick. Put me in the ring and you guys will go, ‘wow.’ Give me a microphone or a camera and you will go, ‘wow.’ That’s what it is sometimes, man. There’s so much content that comes out.

“So you have to be able to constantly engage the audience and remind them because once you’re not in the mix, man, you guys will go, ‘We love Ali,’ but after a while, if Ali’s not on your screen. If I’m not on Twitter or Instagram. You’re gonna forget about me. It’s just natural. So that was just my way of reminding people just who the hell I am.”

Ali hasn’t competed on Raw since his match with Matt Riddle in early April. Ricochet recently faced US Champion Sheamus on the WrestleMania Backlash pre-show, before having a rematch on Raw.

Former NXT Champion Finn Balor may be returning to Raw soon. A new report has revealed that members of the Raw creative team have been asking to work with Balor for months.

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