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Mustafa Ali Returns On Raw

Mustafa Ali

Months after he announced that he’d requested his WWE release, Mustafa Ali returned on Monday Night Raw!

The April 25th episode of Monday Night Raw featured an episode of MizTV with Theory as a special guest. After discussing Theory’s name change and his United States Championship win over Finn Balor, the pair were interrupted by Mustafa Ali, who hasn’t been seen on WWE television since being defeated by Drew McIntyre on SmackDown in October 2021.

Ali spoke to the United States Champion, saying that he hoped Theory would put his title on the line in an open challenge, and that he wanted to answer that open challenge tonight. However, Theory refused to put the title on the line against the returning star, but instead texted Vince McMahon and got his mentor to approve a match between Mustafa Ali and the Miz.

Miz didn’t look happy about this turn of events, but he did face Ali in one on one competition. Despite being treated as an underdog on commentary, Mustafa Ali was able to defeat the Miz, his first victory since he and Mansoor defeated Lucha House Party on Main Event on August 30th, 2021.

However, before he had a chance to properly celebrate his victory, Ali was attacked by Tommaso Ciampa at the top of the ramp.

Back in January, Ali posted a video on social media explaining that he had requested his release from WWE.

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.

However, it was later reported that Ali’s request had been denied, and his deal with WWE had “multiple years” remaining.

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.