Following his newsworthy exit from WWE in 2005, Marc Copani, the man behind the character of Muhammad Hassan, found a second life in the world of education, becoming a social studies teacher in New York state. Over the years, Copani transitioned from the field of teaching to school administration, and recently elevated into a prestigious job.
Oswego County Today reports that as of July 1, Copani became the Principal at Fulton Junior High School in Fulton, NY.
Speaking for the article, Copani said, “I would like to create an environment that not only focuses on learning at high levels, but also on developing the social skills that allow young men and women to be successful in the future.”
Copani signed with Ohio Valley Wrestling in 2002, wrestling as Mark Magnus, before adopting the Hassan character in 2004. Alongside Shawn Daivari, Copani debuted on the main roster as Hassan that fall.
At this time fourteen years ago, Copani’s Muhammad Hassan character was at the center of a highly-questionable storyline on WWE SmackDown, in which he oversaw a group beatdown of The Undertaker by several ski-masked individuals.
In the aftermath of the storyline, Copani, who was reportedly set to win the World Heavyweight title from Batista at SummerSlam 2005, was written off of WWE television at the behest of the UPN Network, and he left the business altogether several months later.
Copani returned to the ring in 2018, wrestling three matches for the Dynasty Wrestling promotion, the most recent bout coming last September 29.