Mustafa Ali believes he needs to be the United States Champion.
On tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, Mustafa Ali will challenge Matt Riddle for the WWE United States Championship. Ali earned this opportunity by pinning the incumbent champion last week on WWE Raw.
In a video released to Twitter, Ali stood in front of the American flag and explained why he needs to win this match and why the United States Championship needs to be held by somebody that bears his name.
“[Points to American flag] It’s beautiful, isn't it? The thing is, it can be even more beautiful, all it needs is a little direction. Riddle, you, you have the opportunity to provide that direction. Has the United States Champion, Riddle, you get to be the voice that we so desperately need to hear. Yet, you use your voice to talk about scooters, and bronuts, and how everything is all good. Riddle, you literally have the opportunity I have been fighting for my entire life and you do nothing with it. That's okay, I can fix it. I can fix all of it. All I have to do is become the United States Champion. Riddle, I'm not saying that you're not worthy of being the champion I'm just saying that you're not the champion we need right now.
“So, Riddle, I would like to apologize in advance for the heinous acts that I will commit upon you tonight and it’s simple, Riddle, it's because the United States Champion, he needs to be named Mustafa Ali.”
announcement pic.twitter.com/IBuQPDIldW— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) March 15, 2021
Should Mustafa Ali win his match tonight, he will have captured his first championship in WWE. Previously, he's had opportunities at the Cruiserweight Championship and the WWE Championship but has come up short.
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