Published On: Fri, Jul 15th, 2016

First Pakistani wrestler in rings of WWE



Many people like watching wrestling and in the recent past Pakistan was in captions for Pakistani wrestler Baadshah Pehalwan Khan who was applying for WWE Tough Enough, a reality TV competition whose victor gross a WWE contract. But he failed to make the cut, and we considered that we would never witness Pakistani throw punches at some of the world’s biggest stars of sports entertainment.

Enter Prince Mustafa Ali, the initial muscleman of Pakistani made it to WWE. Ali is part of the Cruiserweight Classic tournament, which will be aired solely on the WWE Network. Ali, who was born in Chicago, has been in the ring for 13 years now. He said in an interview that “I knew I wanted to be a wrestler ever since I was young.” admiring Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart while growing up, Ali added Eddie Guerrero, Rey Mysterio, Hardy Boyz, Chris Jericho, and Hayabusa to his array of favorites.


To fight in WWE is the eventual aim for most wrestlers and Ali was not the different. He shares that he has been in touch with the company for three years. He also had an audition at their Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, back in 2013. He said, “I was told that I wrestle well, but I don’t look like what they needed at that moment.” After three years, WWE even out Cruiserweight Classic and questioned him whether he’d be interested.


He answered “To wrestle for WWE is such a huge deal to me. It’s what I grew up on. It’s what I chased for 13 years. It’s what I’ve broken bones for. It’s what I’ve missed birthdays for. To be able to live that moment of standing in a WWE ring is … I don’t know how to describe it,”

“Looking the part” has for all the time been a subject in WWE. It was wrestlers such as CM Punk and Daniel Bryan who ultimately altered the game for autonomous wrestlers by captivating over millions with their implausible skills. With the company providing into audience’s requirements, it is athletes such as Ali who will at the present advantage.

ali in ring

Ali’s eventual dream is no dissimilar from any of his peer’s: winning the WWE championship and being in the key occasion at Wrestlemania, the Super Bowl of professional wrestling. He noted “If you get in the wrestling business and that is not your goal, you won’t last,”

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.