KARACHI: No Pakistani has ever competed in WWE. But that is about to change as American-born Pakistani Prince Mustafa Ali muscles up to participate in one of the greatest events coming up in the wrestling world.
Ali is part of the Cruiserweight Classic tournament, which will be aired exclusively on the WWE Network. Born in Chicago, Ali has been professionally wrestling for 13 years now.
In an interview with a Pakistani newspaper, he said he always wanted to be a wrestler growing up and competing in WWE was his dream.
So in 2013, he tried out at their Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, in 2013. “I was told that I wrestle well, but I don’t look like what they needed at that moment.” Three years later, WWE rolled out Cruiserweight Classic and asked him if he would be interested.
Needless to say, he jumped on the opportunity and aims to win the WWE championship so he can compete in the main event at Wrestlemania.
While talking about his Pakistani roots, he said, ““I’m a proud Muslim. I’m proud to have a Pakistani origin. And I want this country (America) to accept me. I want to bring to light the fact that we are all the same.”
“I’ll do my best to do Pakistan proud and give them something to cheer about,” he added. – SAMAA