Jeff Hardy gives Mustafa Ali his props.
The WrestleMania 35 kickoff show will feature the WWE Cruiserweight Championship match, WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal and the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal. A plethora of stars will be featured on the Kickoff as they will all get the opportunity to walk down the aisle during WWE's biggest show of the year.
Competing in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal are the likes of Mustafa Ali, The Hardy Boyz, Braun Strowman, Michael Che and Colin Jost. During the WrestleMania media scrum over the weekend, "The Charasmatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy chatted with Gorilla Position and Jeff was asked does he provide any advice to today's current crop of wrestlers about the high risks they take. Hardy stated that he does not give them advice on that specific topic because he loves to see them go out and put on a show and he particularly mentioned Mustafa Ali who Hardy is quite fond of.
“Not really any at all. I’m just like, ‘Keep doing what you do’ because watching him [Mustafa Ali] in 205 Live and just even recently, Daniel Bryan, [Mustafa Ali] did a 450 off the apron and I said, ‘Have you ever done that before?’ He said, ‘Yeah I did it one time in 205’. I said how do you do that? It was just so insane -- the stuff they do and it’s like they keep raising the bar somehow but yeah, he’s one of my favorite wrestlers right now." Jeff said of Ali. "When people ask me, ‘Who’s the next kind of Jeff Hardy?’ He’s by far…. He’s the first Mustafa Ali but he’s way better than I was at what he’s doing. I mean I never did anything that insane and he’s incredible.”
To get a look at the updated list of participants in the 2019 Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, check out Fightful's published article on the topic.
If the quote in this article is used, please credit Gorilla Position with an H/T to Fightful for the transcription.