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WWE News: Mustafa Ali responds to racist troll

Simon Cotton
ANALYST
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1.03K   //    22 May 2018, 22:10 IST

The Pakistani High-Flyer from 205 Live
The Pakistani High-Flyer from 205 Live

What's the story?

205 Live Superstar Mustafa Ali was promoted in a tweet from WWE earlier this morning and would end up responding to a racist tweet that targeted him for his religion and origins.

In case you didn't know

Ali is the first wrestler of Pakistani origin to compete in the WWE. He competed for the vacant Cruiserweight Championship at WrestleMania 34, but, would lose the match to Cedric Alexander.

The heart of the matter

The tweet by WWE was a video of Ali talking about wrestling all over the world, and said he's willing to shed the blood and tears necessary to build 205 Live up, and show people what the wrestlers are capable of.

Unfortunately, ignorance reared its head as a Twitter user. C. Green sent the following tweet to Ali in response to the post.

Ali responded to the remarks a few hours later and said his goal is to prove that "good doesn't know any bounds" and told the troll to let go of his preconceived notions and stereotypes.

Ali's desire to speak out against racism has been a big part of his journey as a professional wrestler even going back to his days participating in the 2016 Cruiserweight Classic when he said

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"I want this country to accept me. I want to bring to light the fact that we are all the same," in an interview with The Express Tribune.

What's next?

Ali has been wrestling Alexander for the Cruiserweight Championship at WWE Live Events, and will more than likely receive another title opportunity in the near future.

Ali and Alexander's match at WrestleMania was fantastic and should definitely be revisited for a future pay-per-view.

Author's take

It's a shame that people have to deal with racism, but its good to see that Ali doesn't let the negative comments bring out the worst in himself.

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Simon Cotton
ANALYST
Freelance Journalist and Photographer, Columbia College Chicago Graduate Student, Jackson State University Alumnus Occasional guest on the Social Suplex Podcast Network. https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/social-suplex-podcast-network Catch me on Anchor for some interesting thoughts. https://anchor.fm/simon-cotton
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