Taking to Twitter, Mustafa Ali has revealed how he came to make his main roster debut in December 2018 on SmackDown Live alongside WWE Champion Daniel Bryan.
Mustafa Ali revealed that Daniel Bryan told WWE to “give [him] Ali” when the company said that they needed to make new stars, with the former Cruiserweight even claiming that Daniel Bryan called him a “hot, young babyface”:
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.”
A few months after this, Daniel Bryan dropped the WWE Championship at WrestleMania to Kofi Kingston. It has been revealed that if he didn’t suffer an injury in early-2019, that spot would have gone to Mustafa Ali.