In recent years, WWE has spent a lot of time trying to send over dozens and dozens of Superstars, but not all of them succeed in the desired intent. Most of the time, in fact, the talents that WWE tried in every way to get the audience of the WWE Universe down, instead ended up being booed, as John Cena or Roman Reigns have been for years (in his babyface phase), but also reaching the lower part of the card, as with Lana or Mustafa Ali, all of them with plans that were then hijacked by the leadership of the federation.
Even after seeing him as the leader of Retribution, Mustafa Ali failed to get his career off the ground in front of the company's television screens, with the young Pakistani-born talent having only an intermediate feud with Mansoor, then lost among other things.
in Crown Jewel, in the hometown of the athlete. In all of this, Mustafa Ali also has an important WWE on-screen character on his side, who also has a very important weight in the backstage of the federation: Paul Heyman.
Paul Heyman opens up on Mustafa Ali
In his latest interview with Ariel Helwani, for BT Sport, Paul Heyman currently alongside Roman Reigns at Friday Night Smackdown, he wanted to analyze the great in-ring skills of the former Retribution fighter, saying: "Imagine someone new and fresh with innovative ideas that no one has ever thought of before, walk in the door and say 'Ok, let me go against him.
Let me propose a different perspective, a different point of view. The audience will look at me and say 'these guys are together, but this boy is a marvel.' Look at Ali, look at Mustafa Ali. Mustafa Ali is one of WWE's greatest talents.
Because? Because he is constantly pushed to the limit. He will be awesome someday, he will be. Because? Because he doesn't stop at conventions, he doesn't stop at things already done, he looks ahead and says, 'This is what I can do in the next 36 months and no one else can do it.'
We need more people like him. We need more people like him at NXT with the young talent growing up there and saying 'I'll do better than anyone who has ever been here and done this. I am grateful for doing these things to the fullest, put me there.
I will challenge the game. I will change this industry." Paul Heyman revealed why he was removed from the WWE Talking Smack show. The professional wrestling legend couldn't do the show as it clashed with the dark matches on SmackDown, which are usually main evented by Roman Reigns.
Paul Heyman joined as co-host of Talking Smack last year, presenting the show alongside Kayla Braxton. The Special Counsel, though, was removed from the role earlier this year, with Jackie Redmond and Matt Camp hosting the post-SmackDown show now.