Ali was not present for the Smackdown episode that took place this week. A promo of his was released by Smackdown though. Ali spoke about the powers that take things away from him and stated that they won’t be able to stop him from becoming King of The Ring.
"Those with power, they just love to take. Every day they take from people like you, every day they take from people like me," Ali said. "They took the biggest opportunity of my entire career from me, even though I begged and pleaded with tears in my eyes, they still took it away from me when they took me out of the Elimination Chamber match.
And then at Money In the Bank, I had a chance at redemption and they took that away from me, too”. On Twitter, he stated that they couldn’t air his promo on Smackdown as they ran out of time. He wrote, "They didn't have room for this on #SDLive."
The King of The Ring tournament will make its return to the WWE on the Monday’s episode of RAW. The episode is scheduled to take place at St. Paul, Minnesota and the finals might take place at WWE Clash of Champions. That event is scheduled to take place on the 14th of September. Ali will be the joining 7 other superstars that are set to compete in the tournament from Smackdown.