Mustafa Ali to Face 5-Time WWE Champ on AEW Debut?

Clashing titans set to resume a paused rivalry.

by Atia Mukhtar
Mustafa Ali to Face 5-Time WWE Champ on AEW Debut?
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In the wake of the monumental merger between WWE and UFC, resulting in the birth of the TKO Group Holdings, the wrestling world has been buzzing with a wave of significant releases. Among the marquee names shown the door are Dolph Ziggler, Elias, Emma, and several others.

However, the release that took many by surprise is the departure of the high-flying dynamo, Mustafa Ali. Possessing a unique blend of athleticism and charisma, Mustafa Ali has cemented his position as one of the most exceptional talents in professional wrestling.

With his WWE chapter coming to an unexpected close, the wrestling fraternity is rife with speculation about his next move. The most intriguing of these theories? A potential AEW debut, pitting him against none other than Bryan Danielson.

Why Danielson, one might wonder? A walk down memory lane provides the answer. Both Ali and Danielson have shared history during their time with WWE. A pivotal moment in 2019 saw Ali slated for the WWE Championship Elimination Chamber match.

Fate intervened, and an injury sidelined Ali, paving the way for Kofi Kingston to step in. Kingston then went on to dethrone Danielson at WrestleMania 35 in a storybook victory. However, one can't help but wonder if Ali would have been that triumphant underdog had he not been sidelined.

AEW's Unfinished Saga

Hence, a potential AEW showdown between Ali and Danielson would not just be an exhibition of wrestling prowess but a continuation of a narrative that remained untold. Fans across the globe are already salivating at the potential of this long-term storytelling opportunity.

Addressing his WWE exit, Mustafa Ali (or Adeel Alam, by his birth name) turned to Twitter, sharing, "I am [no] longer working with WWE. I look forward to the future. Thank you, -Adeel." The wrestling world eagerly awaits Ali's next chapter.

The question remains: Will AEW offer him the platform to reignite his rivalry with Danielson? Only time will reveal the next step in Mustafa Ali's illustrious journey.

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