On Thursday, WWE released over twenty wrestlers from the company. One of those names was former Cruiserweight Champion Mustafa Ali.
Prior to his release from WWE, Ali had been planned to face Dominik Mysterio for the NXT North American title at NXT No Mercy.
Speaking on a recent edition of the “In the Kliq” podcast, Dirty Dom commented on Ali’s WWE departure and creative plans being changed. He said,
“Yeah, it’s a very unfortunate situation that very talented people have to go through situations like this. At the end of the day, it’s out of our control. We just do whatever we can to put our best foot forward. But as far as No Mercy goes, I’m just gonna have to wait and see who my opponent will be.”
As far as his match with Dragon Lee on this coming Monday’s episode of RAW is concerned, “Dom Dom” said,
“I wouldn’t say I’m intimidated by Dragon Lee. I’ve dealt with guys like Dragon Lee my entire life. Growing up in this lucha libre style of wrestling, especially someone who tries to be like my dad. So you can say I have some experience with it. So, I don’t think I’m intimidated by him at all. I’ve already beaten him. Unfortunately, he is also had a victory over me. But it was a fluke victory. I have a clean victory over him, so I don’t think I’m really intimidated by it. And I see myself walking out as still the NXT North American Champion.“