Mustafa Ali (wrestler)

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Mustafa Ali
Birth nameAdeel Alam[1]
Born (1986-03-28) March 28, 1986 (age 33)[2]
Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
Lives inChicago, Illinois, United States[3]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Alto[4]
Mustafa Ali[4][5]
Prince Mustafa Ali[4]
Billed height5 ft 10 in[5]
Billed fromChicago, Illinois[5]
DebutFebruary 2, 2003[2]

Adeel Alam[1] (born March 28, 1986)[6] is an American professional wrestler currently signed WWE and perform in SmackDown brand under in his ring name Mustafa Ali. Ali is first wrestler of Pakistani descent.[7]

Professional wrestling career[change | change source]

Independent Circuit (2003-2016)[change | change source]

Alam wrestle in various wrestling promotion. During his first six years he used a mask.[8] He did it all during the day, while working night shifts as a police officer.[9]

WWE[change | change source]

205 Live (2016-2018)[change | change source]

On June 25, 2016, after Brazilian wrestler Zumbi was not able to participate in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic due to visa issues, WWE announced that Mustafa Ali would replace him. On July 20, Linch Dorado defeat Ali and he was eliminated from tournament. [10] He appeared October 26 episode of NXT, where he and Dorado teaming with each other and entered Dusty Rohdes Tag Team Classic. But in first round they were defeated by Kota Ibushi and TJ Perkins.[11]

Professional Wrestling Highlights[change | change source]

In Wrestling[change | change source]

  • ‌‌Finishing Moves
    • 054 (Imploding 450° Splash)
    • 450° Splash
    • Springboard Spanish Fly
  • Signature Moves
    • Dropkick
    • Top con grio
    • Suicide dive
    • Thunder rolling neckbreaker
    • Middle rope jumping X-factor
    • Tornado DDT
    • Superkick
    • Chop
    • Jackhammer
  • Entrance Themes
    • "Put 'Em Up" (Cruiserweight Classic; July 20, 2016)
    • "Go Hard" by CFO$ feat. Maino[12] (WWE; August 17, 2016 – present)

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mustafa Ali Profight profile".
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Mustafa Ali". Cagematch. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  3. "Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@MustafaAliWWE) - Twitter". twitter.com.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Prince Mustafa Ali Profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Mustafa Ali". WWE. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  6. "Mustafa Ali Gerweck.net". Gerweck.net. Retrieved 2017-08-25.
  7. Rahul Aijaz (July 13, 2016). "Meet the first Pakistani wrestler to compete in WWE". The Express Tribune. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  8. "Mustafa Ali On Facing Discrimination In Wrestling And Real Life". Wrestlezone. 21 December 2018.
  9. "Mustafa Ali's journey from police officer to performing at WrestleMania 34". ESPN.com. 2018-04-03. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  10. Caldwell, James (July 20, 2016). "7/20 WWE Cruiserweight Results – Caldwell's Week 2 Report on Akira Tozawa, Tajiri, TJP, excellent Dorado vs. Ali match". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  11. Melok, Bobby. "TJ Perkins & Kota Ibushi def. Lince Dorado & Mustafa Ali (Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic First Round Match)". WWE.com. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  12. "WWE: Go Hard (Mustafa Ali) feat.[Maino] – Single".