“Give me Ali” – Mustafa Ali recalls how instrumental Daniel Bryan was to his main roster WWE debut

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|Published 25/04/2021

Mustafa Ali recalls how instrumental Daniel Bryan was to his main roster WWE debut. The former Cruiserweight Champion fought against the planet’s champion in is first match.

Daniel Bryan is one of the biggest names in the WWE right now. Generally considered as one of if not the best wrestler of this generation, Bryan is still looking to pay his dues to the industry that made him who he is today. You always here about he wants to put people over on his way out and Mustafa Ali revealed yet another backstage story stating the same.

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Ali made the jump from 205 Live to the main roster back in 2019. His first opponent was Bryan, who at the tine was the WWE Champion with the young upstart picking up a surprise win. It turns out, Bryan personally asked to fight Ali in that match.

Mustafa Ali recalls how instrumental Daniel Bryan was to his main roster WWE debut

A fan on Twitter uploaded a video of Mustafa Ali’s grand debut and expressed his desire to know the story behind it. The video caught Ali’s attention who was more than happy to reveal what happened backstage.


“Daniel Bryan goes “we need to invest in the future.” They go “who do you have in mind.” Bryan says “give me Ali.” He may or may not have also called me a “hot, young babyface.””

Ali was scheduled to be a part of the Elimination Chamber that year. He was also set to appear in the Gauntlet match before it. However, he suffered an injury right before and his booking went to Kofi Kingston instead. While Kofi went on to win the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania, Ali, unfortunately,  has been a victim of stop start pushes in the WWE so far.

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Archie Blade

Archie Blade

Archie is a WWE and UFC Editor/Author at the SportsRush. Like most combat sports enthusiasts, his passion for watching people fight began with WWE when he witnessed a young Brock Lesnar massacre Hulk Hogan back in 2002. This very passion soon branched out to boxing and mixed martial arts. Over the years he fell in love with the theatrics that preceded the bell and the poetic carnage that followed after. Each bruise a story to tell, each wound a song of struggle, his greatest desire is to be there to witness it all. His favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels and he believes that GSP is the greatest to ever step foot inside the octagon. Apart from wrestling, he is also fond of poetry and music.

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