|Birth name||Terrance Ladd|
May 6, 1966 |
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Jamal Mustafa
Sheikh Mustafa Ali
|Billed height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Billed weight||265 lb (120 kg)|
|Billed from||South Central, Los Angeles, California|
|Trained by||Gene Anderson|
Jamal Mustafa (born Terrance Ladd; May 6, 1966) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Mustafa Saed. He is best known for his appearances with Smokey Mountain Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling in the 1990s.
Professional wrestling career
Early career (1991-1994)
Mustafa was trained as a professional wrestler by Gene Anderson. He made his debut in 1991, and over the following years made appearances with the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling as a jobber.
Smoky Mountain Wrestling (1994-1995)
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 loss, the Gangstas would feud with teams such as Tony Anthony and 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.
Extreme Championship Wrestling (1995-1997, 1999)
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.
Independent circuit (1997-present)
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.
In 2012, Saed began appearing regularly with the Sacramento, California-based promotion Supreme Pro Wrestling.
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
- Entrance music
Championships and accomplishments
- All Pro Wrestling
- Coastal Pro Wrestling
- CPW Television Championship (1 time)
- Extreme Championship Wrestling
- Extreme Wrestling Alliance
- EWA Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
- North Georgia Wrestling Alliance
- NGWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with New Jack
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Ranked No. 427 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the PWI Years in 2003
- Smoky Mountain Wrestling
- Vendetta Pro Wrestling
- Unified Tag-Team Championship (1 time) - with Boyce LeGrande
- World Wrestling Council
- "Mustafa Saed". OnlineWorldOfWrestling.com. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
- "Mustafa Saed". Cagematch.de. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
- "Mustafa Saed". All Pro Wrestling.com. All Pro Wrestling. Retrieved 2013-08-05.
- "Unified Tag-Team Championships Title History". Vendetta Pro Wrestling. Retrieved 28 October 2013.