Fans Bash WWE on Social Media for Controversial Mustafa Ali Segment

Published 10/29/2021, 11:30 PM EDT


Mustafa Ali and Drew McIntyre had an interesting yet short match on SmackDown: October 29th, 2021 after Ali answered The Scottish Warrior’s open challenge.

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After McIntyre locked Ali, the latter tapped out. However, right after his defeat, he snapped. He blamed the WWE Universe for rooting against him because of his name, and that had the WWE Universe reacting on Twitter.

Several have called out the company on social media, pointing out that WWE could have booked Mustafa Ali in a better storyline than what he is heading towards.

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In fact, a significant portion believes there was a time when Ali did not want to do a storyline like this because it was rather mainstream.

As of now, Ali is yet to give his response to the fan reactions.

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Was there a better way to turn Mustafa Ali heel?

While several have pointed out that WWE could have done anything else other than using his ethnicity to turn him heel, controversy is what the company thrives on.

The more controversial it is, the more people talk about it. The more people talk about it, the better it is for the company. And at this moment, the company needs people to talk about their storylines.

Undoubtedly, there will always be better storylines and feuds to turn a Superstar heel. Of course, WWE could have spent some more time on the script and taken an angle that would have stirred up complete backlash from the fans.

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Now, the company usually gives the fans what they want. Therefore, if it seems the officials will work on changing the storyline to something less controversial and less problematic.

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But, it doesn’t seem like the company will change the storyline considering they’ve already gotten the fans talking about it. Nonetheless, a positive reaction is better than a negative one.

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Keeping that in mind, there is a slight possibility of WWE modifying the storyline to keep it in accordance with the WWE Universe’s wishes.

Only time will tell how far the company wants to go with Mustafa Ali’s current potential storyline. What is your take on this? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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