WWE Raw: 3 wrestlers who must step up with Rey Mysterio injured

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Mustafa Ali

Mustafa Ali is the hidden gem of WWE, and whenever they choose to pull the trigger on him, it’s going to be huge. Ali is a wrestler who was not well known before his time in the WWE. He was not an indie star like most of the new signees nowadays are. He was not even supposed to be in the Cruiserweight Classic, he was put in as someone else’s replacement. He wowed everyone with his performances and earned a full-time contract.

He would then go on to become the uncrowned king of 205 Live, having classic matches and an excellent feud with Buddy Murphy. If WWE just put his story of how he got into the WWE in one of those wonderful documentary-style packages that they do on the WWEPC YouTube channel and played it on WWE Raw, it would get Ali even more support from the fans than he already receives.

Ali is just a natural babyface. He’s supremely talented, he puts in his best efforts whenever he’s in the ring, and he’s just a really nice human being on Twitter. Ali has it in him to be the proper, “good guy”, straight fire, underdog babyface that people would rally behind in droves, like Daniel Bryan or Sami Zayn (in NXT of course).

It’s just his innate goodness that makes him very likable and you just want him to succeed. He would be every heel’s dream opponent if they just pushed him a little bit, he would elicit sympathy from marks all around the world. He’s popular amongst kids already due to his very cool superhero entrance attire. Ali is a solid babyface for the upper midcard of WWE, and one that Raw desperately needs.