WWE superstar Mustafa Ali won the hearts of the fans with his skills, style and ability to show perfect emotions during a match have resonated with the crowd. He has become a big crowd-favourite while his matches with Cedric Alexander and Buddy Murphy have been praised by the critics.
On his appearance on the 'Talk is Jericho' podcast with wrestling legend Chris Jericho, Mustafa Ali credited Bryan for making him a success on SmackDown Live. Ali said "There is so, and I’ll never put words in anyone’s mouth, but there is so many inclinations that I’m having that he’s got more to say about it than he’s letting on.”
He appreciated the Daniel and said that that he is a guy to learn from. He said, "I mean just for a guy to get plucked out of 205 and get put with him in a program and then attacked (by Daniel) backstage after my third week on SmackDown. It’s all him, you know what I mean? And man, what a guy to learn from. I can’t say enough good things about him, but yeah, he’ll never come out and say it. I have a strong feeling he’s more involved than he’s letting on.”