Where in The Hell Are They?: Muhammad Hassan A.k.a. Mark Copani

GregCorrespondent IDecember 16, 2009

Where in the Hell is the Arabian Nightmare from so long ago. Back in 2004-2005 there was  terrifying man who made his mark in the WWE by using an "anti-american gimmick". Does anyone remember who I'm talking about?

Mark Copani, also known as Muhammad Hassan and Mark Magnus, had worked for the WWE from 2004-2005 where he almost became a World Heavyweight Champion. The guy could bring heat from the crowd like many great "anti-american" characters before him, like the Iron Shiek. Hassan was a pretty deadly force in his short term in the King Promotion of Sports Entertainment.

Hassan began his WWE career with a controversial promo with Mick Foley. Hassan came out with Daivari (Now one of the top X-Division wrestlers on TNA) and preached about how he was belittled and held back because he was arab. Hassan would continue to do so until his first match, when he would defeat Jerry Lawler at New Year's Revolution. After that he had an incredible undefeated streak, defeating the Hurricane, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, and many others.

The guy seemed unstoppable, though never clearly winning a match fairly. He always drew tons of heat whenever he entered the arena. He would eventually get a win over the future World Heavyweight Champion Batista, though it was a DQ. Hassan would be defeated by Hulk Hogan and Shwn Michaels at Backlash, but Daivair would be pinned, keeping Hassan's undefeated streak in tact.

Hassan would eventually get into a huge rivalry with the Undertaker, even sending out men to attack Undertaker. It seemed like he had Taker's number until he would be defeated at the Great American Bash. This would be his last match in the WWE, after countless arguments and complaints of the character's he and Daivari were portraying. Daivari would return, without Copani by his side.

Don't you hate seeing great talent, or what could've been great talent, just go to waste in such a short time? It drives me insane. I'll be delivering more of these articles soon, and the return of My Manual and the RIP articles.

RIP will probably be on the WWE title, because of how quick Sheamus obtained it.

Next time on "Where the Hell are They?", Luther Reigns.


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