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5 Interesting Facts About Mustafa Ali

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From Police Officer to WWE high-flyer
From Police Officer to WWE high-flyer

Adeel Alam was born on March 28, 1986. He's made headlines since he joined 205 Live, the Cruiserweight brand of WWE and currently performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Mustafa Ali.

While he wanted to become a wrestler since a young age, he had to go through a lot in his childhood and early days as a wrestler to get where he is today.

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Alam started off by working on many different promotions which included Dreamwave Wrestling, where he was a former Dreamwave Alternative Champion and Dreamwave Heavyweight Champion. 

Apart from that, he was also a part of All American Wrestling, National Wrestling Alliance, GALLI Lucha Libre, IWA Mid-South, Jersey All Pro Wrestling, and Proving Ground Pro.

He is yet to win a championship in the WWE even though he has been a part of the promotion since 2016 and has had a few matches for the Cruiserweight Championship. However, he is now on SmackDown where he seems to be getting a good push.

Many fans are curious about who Mustafa Ali is, where he is from, and why he is getting such a push on SmackDown Live. Check out 5 interesting facts about the high-flying superstar, and get to know more about him!

#5 He was a police officer

Adeel Alam with one of the most famous burglars
Adeel Alam with one of the most famous burglars

Ali wanted to become a pro wrestler since a very young age, and tried to get into the business early.


He wrestled during the day, and during the night he would go on to work night shifts as a police officer. It was a very tough task but he had to do so because his father had passed and he wanted to secure a steady income for his household.

"Yeah, it sucked, man" Ali told when asked how he could squeeze this chaotic life into 24 hours. "There were days I'd wrestle at 9 o'clock, and afterwards, I often didn't shower and would just throw on sweatpants. I had my police gear in the car and would rush to get to the station by 10:30, clean myself off as best I could and be ready for my shift by 10:59."

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