United Arab Emirates, October 21, 2020: WWE’s Mustafa Ali has predicted an extremely bright future for fellow Superstar Mansoor.
Ali has been a central figure in recent weeks after he was recently unveiled as the leader of RETRIBUTION on RAW.
Now an established part of the main roster, and a hugely talented performer, Ali has enjoyed an incredible WWE journey, and he has spoken of his desire to see Saudi-born Mansoor reach similar heights.
“I’m a big fan of Mansoor, he’s really catching on to his own as he’s started competing more on 205 Live,” explains Ali.
“That’s the brand where I got my break and I feel like once the people in charge of 205 Live saw what I had to bring to the table, I was able to capitalise on that and move on to the main roster on SmackDown. I think the same is going to happen to Mansoor.
“He was the kind of guy who just competed at the Saudi events, and on NXT, but now with 205 Live he’s getting regular repetitions and the chance to show himself, talk and, more importantly, compete.
“I think he can take this as far as he wants to go. I’m rooting for him but I just wish he would cut his hair so we don’t get mixed up anymore.”
As a WWE Superstar, Ali is well aware of the importance of setting a positive example to millions of fans around the world, and he is particularly keen to highlight the fact that nobody should be defined by race, colour or religion.
“My dad is from Pakistan, my mum is from India and I was born in America, but I identify with anybody across the world who feels like their name, religion or what they believe in gets defined by others, and I want to be able to reach out to those people and let them know that it doesn’t.
“What religion you are, what your name is and what the colour of your skin is should have no relevance as to who you are as a person and how you should be treated.
“I’m just a kid who was chasing his dreams. I’ve loved this since I was a small child so I didn’t go into it thinking I wanted to be a role model or I want to change someone’s life, but it’s undeniable the position and responsibility we have because as a WWE Superstar you have a lot of influence on this young audience who tune in weekly.
“Whether they’re cheering or booing, they’re invested in you, and the message you put out is important.”