Vince McMahon has apparently given up on yet another WWE Superstar that was set for big things just a couple of months ago.
Mustafa Ali returned to action last month after not being featured on TV since January. Ali got a nice win in a six-man tag team match a couple of weeks ago but he is now being treated as an afterthought. He lost to Bobby Lashley last week in an extended squash match and this week he was featured in a losing effort to Riddick Moss on WWE Main Event.
Ali’s loss to Moss on Main Event is notable because Moss is not someone who has been featured on TV since before the pandemic started. Moss was someone who was getting a decent push until the pandemic started and he opted to stay home because he wanted to be extra cautious around his brother, who has cystic fibrosis.
Moss has been winning matches since his return to action. He’s been booked to win matches against Humberto Carrillo (twice and Titus O’Neil).
Meanwhile, Ali, who was supposed to the main person involved with the scrapped hacker storyline, was not featured this week on Raw. History shows that smaller wrestlers like Ali typically do not get pushed as top stars and similar to names like Ricochet and Cedric Alexander, they are often not used or moved to the C-level shows like Main Event.
Not Mustafa Ali losing to Riddick Moss on Main Event… pic.twitter.com/Sgurd1fFlM
— Vindictive (@TheVindictive) August 6, 2020