24 Facts About Mustafa Ali


Mustafa Ali is currently signed to WWE, where he performs under the ring name Mustafa Ali.


Mustafa Ali initially worked for their new Cruiserweight Division as part of the 205 Live brand.


Mustafa Ali worked in various promotions, including Dreamwave Wrestling, where he was a former Dreamwave Alternative Champion and Dreamwave Heavyweight Champion.


Mustafa Ali appeared in other promotions, including All American Wrestling, Freelance Wrestling, GALLI Lucha Libre, IWA Mid-South, Jersey All Pro Wrestling, National Wrestling Alliance, Proving Ground Pro, and WrestleCircus.


Mustafa Ali did it all during the day while working night shifts as a police officer.


On June 25,2016, after Brazilian wrestler Zumbi was not able to participate in the Cruiserweight Classic tournament due to visa issues, WWE announced that Mustafa Ali would replace him.


On January 23,2017, Mustafa Ali made his Raw debut, teamed with Jack Gallagher and TJ Perkins to defeat Ariya Daivari, Drew Gulak, and Tony Nese.


Mustafa Ali began feuding with Drew Gulak, when Gulak began his "No Fly Zone" campaign on 205 Live.


In February 2018, Mustafa Ali began participating in the Cruiserweight Championship tournament; he defeated Gentleman Jack Gallagher in the first round, Buddy Murphy in the quarterfinals, and Drew Gulak in the semi-finals to advance to the final at the WrestleMania 34.


Mustafa Ali then started a rivalry with Hideo Itami, who interfered in his match against Buddy Murphy.


Mustafa Ali made his first appearance on the December 11,2018, episode of SmackDown Live, confronting Daniel Bryan and losing to him later that night.


At the Royal Rumble on January 27,2019, Mustafa Ali competed in the eponymous match, lasting 30 minutes and eliminating Shinsuke Nakamura and Samoa Joe, before being eliminated by Nia Jax.


Mustafa Ali made his televised return at the Fastlane pay-per-view, as a last minute addition in the WWE Championship match between Daniel Bryan and Kevin Owens, which Mustafa Ali lost after being pinned by Bryan.


At Smackville, Mustafa Ali failed to capture the Intercontinental Championship, from Shinsuke Nakamura.


At the Hell in a Cell event, Mustafa Ali lost to Randy Orton.


At the Crown Jewel event, Mustafa Ali competed in a ten-man tag team match as a part of Team Hogan, coming out victorious against Team Flair.


At Survivor Series, Mustafa Ali competed as a member of Team SmackDown, and was eliminated by Seth Rollins his team won the match.


Mustafa Ali faced Riddle in a rematch for the title at Fastlane but was unsuccessful.


Shortly after, Mustafa Ali renewed his rivalry with Ricochet on Main Event where they faced off in a series of matches culminating in a 2-out-of-3 falls match where Mustafa Ali was defeated.


At the event, Mustafa Ali lost to Mansoor, and after the match, was dropped with a kick by karate silver medalist Tareg Hamedi.


On January 16,2022, Mustafa Ali publicly requested his release from WWE which was eventually declined by Vince McMahon.


Mustafa Ali was defeated via a Skull Crushing Finale by The Miz.


Mustafa Ali made his video game debut as a playable character in WWE 2K19 and has since appeared in WWE 2K20, WWE 2K22, and WWE 2K23.


Mustafa Ali was the subject of a 2009 documentary focusing on issues that Muslim wrestlers face when booked as villainous characters and stereotyped as terrorists.