Mustafa Ali has once again taken to social media to hint at his frustration and wrestling future.
AEW Revolution was the company’s first pay-per-view event of 2022 and saw the debut of two more former WWE stars.
Early on in the show, Shane “Swerve” Strickland was presented to the crowd by announcer Tony Schiavone. While cutting a short promo, Strickland put pen to paper on an AEW contract. Strickland had starred on NXT throughout 2021 as part of Hit Row before the group was called up to Friday Night SmackDown in the draft in October.
However, B-Fab was released shortly after this, and the remaining members, including Strickland, were let go on November 4th.
The show also saw the shock debut of WWE veteran William Regal. The former NXT General Manager was himself released in January 2022. Here, Regal came to the ring to calm tensions with Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley. Both men with whom he shares an extensive history.
Throughout the event, numerous stars from across the wrestling world took to social media to share their views on the action. One of these stars was WWE Superstar, Mustafa Ali. Posting in the hours after the show, Ali wrote “one day.”
While this could simply be a reference to him returning to the ring, some fans have wondered whether it is also a hint that Ali could see his future in AEW.
— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) March 7, 2022
On January 16th, Mustafa Ali posted a video on social media explaining that he had requested his release from WWE. The star hasn’t wrestled on WWE television since being defeated by Drew McIntyre on the October 29th, 2021, edition of Friday Night SmackDown.
However, it was later reported that Ali’s request had been denied, and his deal with WWE had “multiple years” remaining.
Following the news that Mustafa Ali had asked to leave the company, it was revealed that he was spurred into action following a “heated argument” with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. The disagreement was was in relation to Ali’s creative direction and lack of action in recent months.
Writing on social media back in February, Ali said he would see everyone in “two and a half years.” Seemingly a reference to the time remaining on his WWE contract.