Mustafa Ali Joins Smackdown Live Roster
Last week, Mustafa Ali challenged Daniel Bryan in a non-title match which kicked off Smackdown Live. Tonight it was announced that Mustafa Ali has been added a permanent member of the Smackdown Live roster.
Mustafa Ali is scheduled to team with AJ Styles to face Daniel Bryan and Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas on the main event of Smackdown tonight.
— HeelByNature.com (@HeelByNatureYT) December 19, 2018
Mustafa Ali was originally contacted by the WWE in 2016 as a backup in the Crusweight Classic. He was defeated by Lince Dorado in the first round. Ali then appeared on NXT teaming up with Lince Dorado for the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, but were eliminated by Kota Ibushi and TJ Perkins in the first round.
Mustafa Ali eventually became a member of the 205 Live roster, and competed for the Cruisweight Title against Cedric Alexander at Wrestlemania 34.