Mustafa Ali publicly announces that he has requested his release from WWE.
In 2016, Mustafa Ali, real name Adeel Alam, was brought into the WWE and has competed and/or been a part of the company’s NXT, 205 Live, SmackDown and Raw brands throughout his run. Today, Ali took to social media to announce that he is requesting his release from WWE.
In his video message, it is noted that he has a dream that is much bigger than his pro wrestling dreams and despite his efforts, he is not able to deliver that message while working for WWE.
i am requesting my release from wwe pic.twitter.com/Q1QP8SA5zV
— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) January 16, 2022
Ali’s last TV match was on SmackDown in October. He fell in defeat to Drew McIntyre and prior to that, he lost back-to-back singles matches to former tag partner Mansoor. Ali has not been on the winning end of a TV match since July 2021.
As a part of the 2021 WWE Draft, Ali was moved to the SmackDown brand.