Mustafa Ali had a lot of potential after his main roster debut in 2019. Unfortunately, he was mostly wasted on the main roster due to being stuck in uninteresting storylines. He was also recently part of the SmackDown World Cup, but he isn’t necessarily part of the blue brand.

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On the November 11th edition of WWE SmackDown, it was revealed that Mustafa Ali would be one of the eight competitors competing in the SmackDown World Cup. This captured interest from his fans who miss seeing him on television.

SmackDown stars Santos Escobar, Braun Strowman, Jinder Mahal, Shinsuke Nakamura, Ricochet, Butch and Sami Zayn were also announced for the tournament. The winner of the tournament will get a shot at Gunther’s IC Title.


According to Fightful’s paywall, Mustafa Ali is still part of the Monday Night RAW roster, despite competing in the SmackDown World Cup.

Mustafa Ali was announced for the Smackdown World Cup, but not so fast on him becoming a full time roster member for now.

We’re told by WWE sources that at this moment, Mustafa Ali is still a member of the Raw roster, and is supposed to work both Raw and Smackdown during the tourney. We weren’t given a reason as to why Ali was brought in as opposed to using a Smackdown talent.

We will have to wait and see how Mustafa Ali will fare in the SmackDown World Cup. Fans would love to see him do something substantial like winning the tournament as well

What do you think of Ali’s chances in the tournament? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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