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Mustafa Ali: My Dream Will Either Come True Or Die At WWE Night Of Champions

Mustafa Ali says he’s putting it all on the line at WWE Night of Champions, and his dream will either come true or die.

Ali earned a shot at WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther by winning a battle royal on the May 15 episode of WWE RAW. He was about to share his thoughts on the match in an interview on the May 22 episode before he was rudely cut off by Brock Lesnar, who told the challenger to get a life. Ali then posted a video on his Twitter page in which he completed his message.

“Earlier tonight, I was trying to say something, but I didn’t really get the chance to say what I wanted to say. So I’ll say it now. I don’t want to continue to pretend to be something that I’m not. My whole life, I’ve dreamed about doing something great, about being a champion. When I look back at my career, I haven’t even gotten close to being any of those things. You’ve all seen. It’s been failure after failure. This is why no one believes that I even have a chance in hell at defeating Gunther and becoming the Intercontinental Champion. But for some reason, I still believe I can. I know I can. I’m still Mustafa Ali.

“I’m still the guy that was the ultimate underdog, that would never stay down. I www the heart of the cruiserweight division. I was the guy that pinned a reigning WWE Champion. That was me. I was doing that while I was breaking down barriers and shattering stereotypes. That was me. Night of Champions takes place in Saudi Arabia. There’s gonna be kids out there that look just like me, that have a name just like mine. They need to see the real Mustafa Ali. I need to see the real Mustafa Ali too because I need to finally look in the mirror and be proud of the man that’s staring back at me. I’m laying it all on the line. At Night of Champions, if I can’t be great, if I can’t be a champion, then I don’t deserve to be here. This Saturday, either my dream finally comes true, or my dream dies, and if it’s gonna die, then I’m going down with it.” (H/t Fightful for the transcription.)

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Check out our coverage of the May 22 episode of WWE RAW here.