Mustafa Ali Set to Appear for the First Time in NJPW at Windy City Riot

Mustafa Ali To Make NJPW Debut At Windy City Riot Event

Ex-WWE star Mustafa Ali is gearing up for his first appearance in NJPW, having issued a challenge to Hiromu Takahashi. This challenge was made public in a video shown during the recent Battle in the Valley pay-per-view, where Ali invited the ex-IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion to a showdown at the NJPW Windy City Riot in Chicago on April 12. This upcoming match was later confirmed by NJPW through a social media announcement.

In the video, Ali, adopting his politician persona, stood at a podium and said he is bringing his “campaign” to NJPW, singling out Takahashi for a match in Chicago. Ali hails from Illinois and previously served as a police officer in a Chicago suburb.

Ali parted ways with WWE in September 2023 following a seven-year stint, which included a request for release in 2022. He announced his “world tour campaign” in December 2023 through a video, unveiling his new character as a crusading politician.

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