RETRIBUTION leader, Mustafa Ali, has been outspoken about the recent Legends Night which took part on the January 4, 2021, Monday Night Raw.
Seeing wrestling legends flood the red brand’s three hours of television time with RETRIBUTION as good as ignored was enough for the red mist to descend over Ali’s psyche. While the likes of Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and ‘The Native American’ Tatanka all got television time, the vigilante group were forced to watch names of yesteryear take their spot.
Joining the case of Raw Talk following the show, Ali spoke out about his agitation of how WWE is run and claimed during his tirade that he was the change that the company needed:
“I am agitated, I’m angry but most of all I’m confused. We dedicated a 3-hour show to old has-beens. You want to call them legends, call them whatever, they’ve had their time. A night like tonight is exactly what is wrong with this company. 3 hours to guys that can barely walk?
I know exactly that the generation before me paved the way but when the hell are you going to let me walk on that path? Guys like Drew Gulak, Akira Tozawa, myself, all of Retribution not on the show, why? Because we need to hear ‘whatcha gonna do brother?’ again for the seventh million time. Why don’t you give us a chance? People that can contribute to this business, further this company but no, no let’s push them all aside. Let’s give 3 hours to people that that can barely walk.”
Mustafa Ali then asked the sobering question, that if those who had taken the spotlight RETRIBUTION needed to further their storyline had laid a path for the future generations, then when would the stars of tomorrow get to walk it:
“They carved a path, when do I get to walk that path? This place needs change and I am that change.”
Once Ali had his say, he then moved his attention to the ongoing storyline in which RETRIBUTION are currently attempting to recruit Ricochet to their cause.
Credit for the interview: Raw Talk
h/t for the transcription: Wrestling Inc.