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Trivia / Muhammad Hassan

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  • Creator Backlash: Vince McMahon has said that the push for Hassan didn't work because they had picked the wrong guy for it.
  • Executive Meddling: What got his push, considering there were more talented guys around but WWE were seemingly on a crave for race baiting story lines at the time. Also what killed his push, considering it was for a dumb reason and was mandated by forces outside of WWE's control.
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  • Fake Nationality: In real life, he's Italian and his manager Daivari is Persian.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot/Screwed by the Network: After a now infamous segment in which Hassan came down to the ring with several men wearing ski masks, which coincidentally aired on the same day as the 2005 London bombings (although it was taped beforehand), UPN demanded that WWE keep Hassan off of TV. This led to him losing his match with The Undertaker at the Great American Bash and getting the Last Ride through the stage as a way to "kill off" the character.
  • Reclusive Artist: Ever since retiring, he has mostly stayed out of the public eye. He did, however, attend a wrestling convention in 2010 and he worked with Shad Gaspard (formerly of Cryme Tyme) on a graphic novel.
  • Short-Lived Big Impact: Not counting his time in OVW, his career in WWE lasted from December 14, 2004 to July 24, 2005. Over a decade later, he still has a small but dedicated fanbase and pretty much every YouTube video that features him has countless comments with variations of the phrase "I want him to come back."
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  • What Could Have Been: Was originally supposed to defeat The Undertaker at the Great American Bash to become the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship. He was also supposed to defeat then-current champion Batista to win the title. Unfortunately, due to Real Life Writes the Plot as mentioned on the main page, this never came to fruition. Had he achieved this, he (at 23) would have actually been the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in history, beating Randy Orton's record. Imagine that for a second.
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