Mustafa Ali Praised by WWE Officials, NXT UK Tag Titles Revealed

As seen on SmackDown last night, WWE Champion Daniel Bryan was interrupted during a promo by Mustafa Ali, a member of the cruiserweight division on 205 Live. Bryan and Ali faced each other in a match later that evening, and although Mustafa Ali was not able to get the win in that match, several fans have taken notice of the young wrestler and his talents. The members of the 205 Live roster almost never receive the chance to compete against the members of the Raw or SmackDown rosters, so just about everybody was watching this Cruiserweight backstage during last night’s SmackDown show. So far, few fans and backstage WWE officials have been disappointed by the man who is being called “The Heart of 205 Live.”

#205Live x #SmackDownLIVE @WWE_Murphy @TonyNese @AriyaDaivariWWE @NoamDar @CedricAlexander @MariaLKanellis @RealMikeBennett pic.twitter.com/BOlGmI1D5r
— Gentleman Jack Gallagher (@GentlemanJackG) December 12, 2018

First off, fellow 205 Live performer Jack Gallagher tweeted out a photo showing himself, Tony Nese, Noam Dar, Cedric Alexander, Mike and Maria Kanellis, and other cruiserweights watching Ali’s segments on SmackDown. Also, WWE producer Adam Pearce put over Ali on social media after the match, and encouraged fans to start watching 205 Live if they have not done so already. Mustafa Ali has also received a warm reception from other members of the SmackDown locker room backstage. A video from WWE showing Ali after he walked through the curtain after his match with Bryan shows him meeting with the likes of Jeff Hardy and other stars from the brand, as well as officials working backstage on the show. Hopefully, this won’t be the last time Mustafa Ali appears on either Raw or SmackDown.

Sure, I’m biased. That said, @MustafaAliWWE showed but A GLIMPSE of what the #205Live crew brings EVERY WEEK. Give us a look-see sometime. I bet you’ll enjoy yourself.
— Adam Pearce (@ScrapDaddyAP) December 12, 2018

 
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After a grueling match and post match attack from The New #DanielBryan… @mustafaaliwwe earns his respect from the #SDLive Roster!!
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NXT UK has been off to an impressive start as the first-ever NXT UK Women’s Champion was recently crowned, and the first NXT UK Takeover show will be taking place in January. During this week’s edition of the show, another huge announcement for the brand was made. Triple H and Johnny Saint officially unveiled the new NXT UK Tag Team Championships that were first announced for the show a few weeks ago. It has also been determined that Moustache Mountain (Tyler Bate & Trent Seven) will battle the Grizzled Young Veterans (Jakes Drake & Zack Gibson) at NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool with the winners becoming the inaugural champions. The Takeover show will be airing on the WWE Network on January 12th.

Get your teams ready, gentlemen, because THESE #NXTUK #TagTeamTitles are for the taking! pic.twitter.com/Wx4y6qG3HI
— WWE (@WWE) December 12, 2018

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