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WWE News: Muhammad Hassan Returns To The Ring After 13 Years

Pratyay Ghosh
30.77K   //    30 Apr 2018, 12:13 IST

What the story?

Former WWE Superstar Muhammad Hassan, real name Marc Copani, made his return to wrestling after 13 years yesterday at a Dynasty King of Thrones event in Amsterdam, New York.

In case you didn't know...

Muhammad Hassan is one of the more controversial WWE Superstars in the history of the company. Hassan debuted near the top of the card as a disgruntled Arab-American gimmick railing on his fellow countrymen for treating him differently because he was of Middle Eastern origin following 9/11.

Hassan's run in WWE didn't last long. After a controversial angle where masked men came out to attack Undertaker on an episode of SmackDown, days before the London bombings, led UPN to tell WWE that they didn't want Hassan on air which spelt the death of his WWE career.

Hassan got taken out by The Undertaker a couple of weeks later at the Great American Bash.

Copani, a man of Italian descent, left wrestling after the tragic end to his WWE career and moved on to becoming a teacher.

After 13 years in the doldrums, Hassan returned last night, coming out to his old theme song.

The heart of the matter

Muhammad Hassan returned to the ring after 13 years last night at Dynasty King Of Thrones in Amsterdam, New York, facing Papadon and pinning him after a Flatliner.

You can watch the video below.


What's next?

It's unclear what the future holds for Muhammad Hassan. At this point, a return to the WWE seems more than unlikely.

Author's take

It's unfortunate what happened with Muhammad Hassan's run. If the gimmick had been treated right, it's clear that Hassan could have been a big star in the WWE Universe. It's unfortunate that outside circumstances derailed his career.