Former WWE Star Addresses In-Ring Future & Potential Return

Former WWE Star Addresses In-Ring Future & Potential Return WWE

Former WWE star Dean Muhtadi (Mojo Rawley) has commented on his in-ring future, noting that he has been getting the itch to wrestle.

Muhtadi hasn’t wrestled since the June 15, 2020 edition of SmackDown, losing to Chad Gable in under three minutes.

After 10 months away from the ring, Muhtadi was released by WWE in April 2021.

While he has been busy with a number of projects, Muhtadi hasn’t returned to the ring since competing in WWE.

Speaking with Inside The Ropes, Muhtadi noted that he has missed wrestling, so much so that he finds watching wrestling difficult.

Indicating that his in-ring career isn’t over, he said:

“Man, I’m getting that itch brother. And I’ve had that itch since my last match with WWE, which as crazy as it is to say, was almost three years ago.

Obviously that first year I was knocked flat on my back with COVID. Man, there was no chance I could have wrestled the match no matter how hard I tried or no matter, how good of a stretch I had a day a week, maybe even a month of feeling like I was coming out of that thing before it would just crash back down.

But yeah, I’ve had these other really cool opportunities that have been keeping me busy. Financially, it’s been better for me.

So, it’s been hard to you know, cut back on those situations that are making me more money [laughs] than I was before even but yeah, I missed it, bro.

It’s hard to watch recently, I’ve started to watch a little bit more just because I miss it so much. And I’m able to watch without getting not upset or jealous.

But you know, you want to be out there. You’re not meant to be on the sidelines when you’re a competitor.

So, it’s challenging to watch others when you’re not at that time. But I am getting that itch.

Muhtadi still keeps in contact with some of his former WWE colleagues, notably visiting Japan to support Mercedes Mone at a recent event.

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1 year ago by Sanchez Taylor


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