– Ali responded to a fan on Twitter that was critical of his gimmick and called it horrible:
Muslim American openly talking about discrimination, police brutality, representation, and overcoming preconceived ideas on WWE programming.
Yeah man, such a cringe gimmick. https://t.co/ZOMCEfNxCC
— ALI / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) July 10, 2019
– A source within WWE noted the following to Tom Colohue of SportsKeeda.com regarding Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor’s current position with WWE:
“He should be in main events or a wild card or something. Where is he?”
“Everything’s last minute with Finn. It’s like Vince forgets he’s there.”
The word going around is that numerous people in the company share a similar sentiment.