Mustafa Saed

Mustafa Saed
Birth name Terrance Ladd
Born (1966-05-06) May 6, 1966
Atlanta, Georgia[1]
Residence Nevada, United States[2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Mr. Mustafa[1]
Mustafa Saaid
Mustafa Saed[3]
Mustapha Saed
Sheikh Mustafa Ali[1]
Billed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[3]
Billed weight 265 lb (120 kg)[3]
Billed from South Central, Los Angeles, California[3]
Debut 1992[1]

Jamal Mustafa (born Terrance Ladd) (born May 6, 1966) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Mustafa Saed. He is best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling, Smokey Mountain Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling in the 1990s.

Professional wrestling career

Early career

Saed made his professional wrestling debut in 1992 and in the first half of 1993 wrestled sporadically for World Championship Wrestling being used as a jobber to the stars.

The Gangstas (1994-1997) and Mr. Mustafa (1999)

In 1994 at Smokey Mountain Wrestling, the pairing of Saed, New Jack and, for a brief time, D'Lo Brown where collectively known as The Gangstas. A controversial gimmick, the Gangstas would cut promos about activist Medgar Evers and O.J. Simpson to infuriate the southern white crowd, they would also use fried chicken and watermelons as props and would win matches via only a two count rather than the conventional three count purportedly due to Affirmative Action. The Gangstas would feud with The Rock 'n' Roll Express for several months in case of the SMW Tag Team Championship which they would eventually win on October 3 but would lose the titles back the Rock 'n' Roll Express two months later. After the lose, the Gangstas would feud with teams such as Tony Anthony & Tracy Smothers and The Heavenly Bodies.

In 1995 The Gangstas, now consisting of only Saed and New Jack, left SMW in a controversial fashion which escalated the long-standing dispute between Paul Heyman and Jim Cornette. Making their Extreme Championship Wrestling debut on July 1, and their Hardcore TV debut on July 20, the Gangstas would quickly become faces and a draw for ECW, regularly bringing weapons such as guitars, crutches and staple guns in trash cans and shopping carts to the ring. The Gangstas would enter a lengthy feud with the Public Enemy that would last until the beginning of 1996 where the Public Enemy would beat the Gangstas in a street fight. Several months later the Gangstas would feud with the Eliminators, challenging them for the ECW World Tag Team Championship on several occasions before finally winning them on August 3. Although they lost the titles several months later in December, they would become two time championships on July 19, 1997. Following the lost of the second championship, Saed split with New Jack and left ECW.

Saed would return to ECW on February 12, 1999 at Crossing the Line '99 in Queens, NY. Mustafa reunited with New Jack to battle the Dudley Boys, only for Mustafa to attack his partner, revealing himself as the mysterious benefactor who wanted to run the Public Enemy and New Jack out of ECW. Now known as Mr. Mustafa, he would be defeated by New Jack at Living Dangerously 1999 and leave the company by May.

Japan and Puerto Rico (1999-2001)

Saed would wrestle for the top Puerto Rican promotion, World Wrestling Council between 1999 and 2001 where he would win the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship once, the WWC World Television Championship once and the WWC World Tag Team Championship once with Rastaman. In 2000, Saed would go on his first and only tour of Japan with Big Japan Pro Wrestling where he participated in the World Extreme Cup 2000.

Independent circuit (2001-present)

After WWC, Saed wrestles mostly on the independent circuit for promotions such as All Pro Wrestling, Portland Wrestling and Sacramento Wrestling Federation

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2010)

On August 8, 2010, the team made an appearance at Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's ECW reunion show, Hardcore Justice, assaulting Team 3D and Joel Gertner after a match. After the beatdown, Team 3D, The Gangsta's, Kahoneys and Axl Rotten celebrated in the ring.

Supreme Pro Wrestling(Present)

In April Saed appeared in an 8-man tag team match for the company's 14 Year Anniversary show. On May 15, 2014, Saed & Jo DeSoul def the Legacy of Brutality to become #1 contenders for the SPW Tag Team Championships

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments


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