Ali has blazed his own trail in the WWE and shattered stereotypes during his determined path to Superstardom.
CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod sat down with the Ali to detail how he’s changed the narrative for Muslim Superstars in the ring.
Professional wrestling has a legacy of Arab & Muslim “villains” inside the ring. @WWE star-in-the-making @AliWWE believed he was destined for more — to show fans that one can be both Muslim and the “good guy.”
And now? He’s soaring.
It’s been quite the week as Ali helped spur Team Hogan’s victory at WWE Crown Jewel. The former Chicago police officer took to Twitter to express his gratitude for all the well-wishes and positive feedback following the CBS News broadcast.
At a loss for words to describe all the support from peers, friends and fans for my recent interview on @CBSEveningNews. A sincere thank you to all of you.
Catch Ali as he continues to write his own history on Friday Night SmackDown on FOX at 8/7 C.
Article source: WWE.com