Mustafa Ali: "I ask for my release from WWE"
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WWE fans didn't get a breather in 2021, when most of their favorite wrestlers were fired from the company in a series of release rounds that spread throughout the year. The last one, a few days before the end of 2021, had Toni Storm as the protagonist, even if she was the same winner of the Mae Young Classic to ask for her release for personal reasons.
To get the year off to a good start, another fighter on the SmackDown roster just asked WWE to terminate their contract. This is Mustafa Ali, who with a press release on his social accounts broke the news to his fans: "I have a much more important message than my dreams in pro wrestling.
Despite my best efforts, I won't be able to get this message across as long as I'm working with WWE. For this, I ask to be released by WWE. " Mustafa Ali's farewell message comes after a long period of inactivity for him: his last match dates back to the October 29 episode of SmackDown, when he lost to Drew McIntyre for the occasion.
It seems that Ali himself had asked the company for a break to accommodate the birth of his third child, but it was reported that the booking team had no plans for his return. Immediately following the news launched by Mustafa Ali, Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp reported that during the past few months Ali would not be on paternity, but that he would only be asking for a show off.
It should be noted that, at the moment, WWE has not yet published any announcement on the situation of Mustafa Ali, who is still under contract with the Stamford company. We will keep you updated as soon as further details on the affair emerge.
I'll go ahead and say this much publicly -- Mustafa Ali hasn't been on paternity leave. He asked for one show off for that. https://t.co/BKK7nvHVqI — Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) January 16, 2022
i am requesting my release from wwe pic.twitter.com/Q1QP8SA5zV — Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) January 16, 2022
Were NXT layoffs personal hits towards Triple H?
In the night, as we reported in one of the first news of the day on our newsboard, WWE wanted to go and fire numerous NXT workers, professionals and wrestlers, putting an end to numerous contracts that had been going on for years, such as that of Road Dogg, William Regal and several other leading NXT executives and road agents.
After the hundreds of releases that took place between 2020 and 2021, 2022 also opens in the name of budget cuts for the WWE, with the most close-knit part of the staff in recent years with Triple H of the third roster of the federation that it was completely eliminated overnight, giving space to new personalities and new ideas at NXT.
While the radical change that took place in the backstage of the WWE color show has not gone down for many, many others have not yet understood the reason that is pushing WWE to so drastically modify its rosters and its backstage gararchies, with some web wrestling insiders who seem to want to meet us.
In one of the latest news reported on the well-known overseas site, Ringside News, we are in fact confirmed that some sources within the Stamford company have confirmed that all the releases of this night were a move to attack the WWE COO, with the upper floors who wanted to send a loud and clear message to Hunter.
According to some internal sources who obviously want to remain anonymous, the thing "seems to be personal to Triple H because in reality it is" And again "it sounds like a conspiracy theory, but they were all Triple H men, specifically Triple H trusted people and it was all intentional" From Road Dogg to William Regal, to the segment where Bron Breakker destroyed the old black and gold NXT logo, it all seemed to go against the WWE Triple, in a situation similar to the throne destroyed by Cody Rhodes with the Sledgehammer, but all magnified and even more direct.
The last trusty Triple H athletes and insiders left at NXT are now Shawn Michaels and Samoa Joe alone, with the two remaining steadfast at their stations for the time being following yesterday's releases.