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WWE Changes Mustafa Ali’s Ring Name

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WWE is at it again, this time changing removing the Mustafa from Mustafa Ali and just calling their former 205 Live star and high-flyer just “Ali”.

Recently on WWE.com, they change his profile page to simply read three letters, “Ali”. His new Twitter handle is @AliWWE and it sounds like the change was done to eliminate confusion over his heritage and ensure fans cheered him instead of assuming Mustafa was connected to the image of a “bad guy”.

In response to the name change, Ali took to Twitter and wrote, “Mustafa means the “chosen one” with an emphasis on being chosen from amongst the people. Name or not, nothing has changed. I fight for the people. I am one of them.”

It will be interesting to see if WWE runs into any pushback from the change considering his name will immediately be associated with the great Muhammed Ali.