Mustafa Ali: Bio
Mustafa Ali is a Superstar will the unique ability to enthrall audiences with his tremendous ability ... or in the case of RETRIBUTION, help to unleash utter destruction on WWE.
For more than a decade, Ali pursued his dream of making it as a WWE Superstar, competing on the independent scene while working as a police officer in Chicago and starting a family. Barely squeaking his way into the 2016 Cruiserweight Classic after being announced as an alternate, Ali displayed a dogged perseverance that eventually took him all the way to a bout for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship against Cedric Alexander at WrestleMania. Although he was narrowly edged by his friend, Ali had the capacity crowd in the palm of his hand from bell to bell.
Ali moved from 205 Live to SmackDown LIVE and wasted no time turning heads, as he scored an incredible pinfall victory against then-WWE Champion Daniel Bryan in a tag team match. No stranger to thrilling moments inside the squared circle, Ali puts his extensive in-ring ability on full display when he executes the jaw-dropping 054, a reverse 450 splash on the blue brand. But it wasn't enough to prevent the inevitable chaos that was to come.
Beginning in the summer of 2020, the lights begin to flicker across WWE, an unsettling sign that the masked group known as RETRIBUTION was about to unleash its unique form of anarchy, destroying the ring with chainsaws, smashing windows with cinderblocks, setting fire to generators, attacking announcers and taking out basically anyone who dared to get in their way.
Ali led the intimidating faction for a spell before being assaulted by the other members. Now on his own on SmackDown as a result of the 2021 WWE Draft, watch for Mustafa Ali to make a big splash on the blue brand.