Mustafa Ali was announced for the Smackdown World Cup, but not so fast on him becoming a full time roster member for now.
Mustafa Ali, who is featured on Raw in a United States Title program with Seth Rollins, was revealed as a Smackdown World Cup participant. Shinsuke Nakamura, Ricochet, Butch, Jinder Mahal, Sami Zayn, Santos Escobar, Braun Strowman -- all Smackdown stars -- were also announced. This led many to think that Mustafa Ali had been moved over to the brand.
We're told by WWE sources that at this moment, Mustafa Ali is still a member of the Raw roster, and is supposed to work both Raw and Smackdown during the tourney. We weren't given a reason as to why Ali was brought in as opposed to using a Smackdown talent. We're told they simply gave the talent a call and informed them of what was happening
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