(NOTE: This will be the most that I'll likely write in any of these slides. There's enough about this to write an entire article about it, but I'll just stick with this. If anyone wishes to write about the story of Hassan, I wouldn't mind a nod for the inspiration.)
This may not make much sense at first glance, but Hassan represents the melting pot that this country is so well-known for.
Hassan's gimmick is an Arab-American man that was born in America, yet feels disrespected from his own country in the post-9/11 world.
Hassan was incredibly impressive in his short stint with WWE and, had it not been for real-life headlines coinciding with parts of his storyline with The Undertaker, Hassan was scheduled to become a world champion at just 23 years old.
In an episode of Smackdown that was taped five years ago today, masked men were seen attacking the Undertaker and carrying out Daivari, Hassan's manager, in imagery of being a sacrifice. Hours before being aired, bombings took place in the streets of London.
To avoid bad publicity, UPN, who aired Smackdown at the time, refused to air Hassan on the program anymore. WWE eventually caved in and released Hassan from the company outright.
As one of the most hated heels in the last decade, Hassan showed so much promise and would likely still be a major staple in this company, had it not been for real-life events sealing his fate.