For the first time in 13 years one of the most controversial characters to ever grace World Wrestling Entertainment Muhammad Hassan made his return to in-ring action last night. Hassan returned for ‘Dynasty Wrestling’s King Of Thrones’ show where he took on ‘Greek God Papadon’ in singles action. The event was held at the ‘Amsterdam Elks’ in Amsterdam, New York and Hassan was successful as he picked up a win in his in-ring return.
Hassan is mostly remembered for being at the forefront of one of the most controversial segments from WWE’s history. During the summer of 2005 Hassan was involved in a program with The Undertaker and prior to their match at ‘The Great American Bash’ PPV, on an episode of Smackdown in July of 2005 Hassan got on his knees on the aisle way and summoned five masked men dressed in camo pants and ski-masks to ambush The Undertaker.
Three days after the segment aired the London bombings took place where four Islamic men detonated three bombs aboard London Underground trains and one detonated on a double-decker bus.
The segment with Hassan & The Undertaker was picked up by mainstream media and garnered tons of negative attention for WWE. It was revealed that in the same month that this segment took place ‘UPN’, which aired Smackdown at the time pressured WWE to keep Hassan off of their network which in-turn he had to be removed from the show. At the ‘Great American Bash’ PPV Hassan lost the aforementioned match to The Undertaker and was given a “Last Ride” through the stage which was to write his character off of television. In September of 2005, Hassan, real name Marc Copani was released from WWE and soon after he announced his retirement from the sport of pro wrestling.