On the go-home episode of SmackDown before TLC, Mustafa Ali was tasked with elevating Daniel Bryan.
As funny as it sounds, Ali made the WWE Champion look really good and made Bryan easier to boo in the process.
In the opening segment of this week’s SmackDown, Bryan started the show by berating the audience. Bryan made some good points, brought up AJ Styles, and even introduced the live crowd to the term ‘carbon hoof print’.
Then Ali came out for his scheduled match with Bryan. With his mic in his hand Ali basically asked Bryan “what happened to you dude?”.
So Bryan slapped the taste of Ali’s mouth and it was the best thing.
The match itself wasn’t the best from Ali or Bryan but it’s almost impossible for these two wrestlers to having anything but a great match together.
Bryan would eventually hone in on Ali’s legs and get the tap out from a heel hook submission. Post-match, Bryan continued his assault on Mustafa Ali and refused to let go of a submission on the entrance ramp.
Ali’s cameo on SmackDown was a welcomed surprise. With Raw, SmackDown, NXT and 205 Live as separate brands, should WWE do more to make sure these universes crossover with each other more often?
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