Mustafa Ali Showing Up On Smackdown Live To Face Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan has an interesting opponent for tonight's Smackdown Live.

Fightful.com has learned that WWE Champion Daniel Bryan is planned to kick off tonight's edition of the show. He'll eventually be interrupted by 205 Live standout Mustafa Ali. The two will then take each other on in a match planned to last at least two segments.

Ali has never appeared on an episode of Smackdown Live before, and has regularly competed in the Cruiserweight division on 205 Live, as well as on recent EVOLVE shows. Mustafa Ali last appeared on cable television way back before WrestleMania, when he and Cedric Alexander teamed up on Raw to quickly defeat the duo of Drew Gulak and TJP.

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Fightful have also heard that The Miz and Shane McMahon are set to continue their "partnership" by participating in a tag team match on tonight's Smackdown Live, although no further details were revealed.

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