#4. Ali’s win over Shinsuke Nakamura
Ali has been a very good inclusion to the main roster, and has received quite a few shots at the company's gold.
While he had been away from the wrestling ring for a short period of time, he returned to replace Finn Balor in one of the top matches at the recent Smackville event. During the match, in which he took on Shinsuke Nakamura, Ali put on a good performance in a losing effort.
This earned him a non-title rematch on SmackDown Live this week, in which he brought the fight back to The Artist. Ali seemed to have learned from his mistakes in his second chance and countered the Kinshasa again and again until he managed to set up Nakamura for an upset victory.
While many would argue that it was too early for Nakamura to once again lose so early in his title reign, it was done perfectly well to set up a rivalry between the two men. This will also help WWE set up a match between the two men at SummerSlam, which could potentially be a show-stealer considering both men’s styles and talent.Published 02 Aug 2019, 00:24 IST