This has to be one of the worst angles of all time. When Hassan and Daivari debuted on RAW back in 2004, I thought it was going to be a comedic ordeal. A little something to make fans laugh. But I was sadly mistaken.
In the following weeks, they continued the angle. Every week he would complain about the stereotypes "Middle Easterns" faced. As a result of 9/11. I remember sitting at home thinking, "are you serious, WWE?"
He even praised Allah in his ring entrance. That's when the first sign of controversy began. Muslim-Americans didn't take to kindly to this. That's when the WWE should've ended the character and gimmick there, but no.
They continued to push the angle. He went on a undefeated streak lasting several months! A few of his victims were Y2J, Benoit, Sgt. Slaughter.
Hassan was used on television on a weekly basis, and continued his rant's about the biased U.S. and his lack of opportunities due to his ethnicity.
Having him pummeled by Batista and John Cena didn't make the angle more comical nor watchable. Creative had many opportunities to end it before it got too far. Before it hurt the wrong people. But it was too late.
Hassan was drafted to Smackdown in the 2005 WWE Draft. He quickly became involved in a feud with the Undertaker. On an edition of Smackdown! Taker destroyed Daivari in a match.
After the match, several men, dressed in "terrorist" attire attacked Taker and chocked him out with wires. While Hassan himself locked Taker in the Camel Clutch.
Since Smackdown! is taped on Tuesday and aired on Fridays, there's nothing WWE could do to prevent this airing on that Friday. Hours before Smackdown! was set to air, the London Bombings took place. UPN, the network that aired Smackdown, was criticized endlessly about the storyline.
UPN decided to have WWE end the storyline all together. Putting the scheduled Undertaker/Hassan Match at Great American Bash in jeopardy. Hassan wasn't allowed on the network that week, but still competed in the match.
Taker destroyed Hassan, Last Riding him through a hole in the entrance ramp. Ending the Hassan character. Oh, it gets worse.
If the bombings hadn't taken place, Hassan would've beaten Taker at the Bash. Receiving a title shot against World Champ, Dave Batista. Planned for a match at Summerslam. Hassan was scheduled to win the World Title.
The Storyline should've been nixed before it got started. He was actually going to be World Champion, Creatures. Hassan was released shortly afterwards and retired from pro wrestling immediately.