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How Do You Get "Ali" Over?

I guess this is one of those "how would you book..." threads, but I think of it more of... I don't know what I would do to get him over. Because right now..he's not, and i'm personally, not very invested in him at all.

Now he's young and he just really debuted in the past year (not counting 205 live where he did jack but ill give him a pass)...but what would you do get Ali over? I think the name change absolutely sucks by the way.

Even better actually..

how do you get him over as a face?

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Re: How Do You Get "Ali" Over?

Ali literally got really over with that crowd last night

He's been winning over more crowds with his babyface performances lately in the ring

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Re: How Do You Get "Ali" Over?

They could give him a theme that doesn't suck but they can't give him charisma. He's going to have to find a way to get over on his own. The guy has a cool story irl but it doesn't really translate on screen. He's just a generic 205 live'er in my eyes and I'm not usually one to crap on people from that brand.

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Re: How Do You Get "Ali" Over?

Have him just straight-up pick a fight with Brock Lesnar.

Not saying have him have a feud with him, or even have a match with him. Just pick a fight with the Beast. Square up to him, get his arse handed to him but refuse to stay down. Do it multiple times. Every time Lesnar shows up, there's Ali. Maybe have him cost Lesnar a MITB cash-in chance. Not cost him the briefcase but just screw him once.

Like have Rollins beaten down by Corbin or something. Lesnar's music hits, he runs out. But as he's being a smug bitch and before the bell rings have Ali appear and swipe the briefcase, distracting Lesnar long enough for Rollins to recover and superkick the fucker so he can't cash in.

As SmackDown proved Ali is gold with the crowd during babyface in peril booking. So use that to his advantage, give him the exposure of standing up the guy who WWE books as the biggest badass in WWE history, and play on the annoyance of Lesnar robbing him of his biggest opportunity at Money in the Bank.
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Re: How Do You Get "Ali" Over?

Add a G to the end of his name and dress him in yellow FUBU
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How do ya get Ali over?

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Add a G to the end of his name and dress him in yellow FUBU

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Have him just straight-up pick a fight with Brock Lesnar.

Not saying have him have a feud with him, or even have a match with him. Just pick a fight with the Beast. Square up to him, get his arse handed to him but refuse to stay down. Do it multiple times. Every time Lesnar shows up, there's Ali. Maybe have him cost Lesnar a MITB cash-in chance. Not cost him the briefcase but just screw him once.

Like have Rollins beaten down by Corbin or something. Lesnar's music hits, he runs out. But as he's being a smug bitch and before the bell rings have Ali appear and swipe the briefcase, distracting Lesnar long enough for Rollins to recover and superkick the fucker so he can't cash in.

As SmackDown proved Ali is gold with the crowd during babyface in peril booking. So use that to his advantage, give him the exposure of standing up the guy who WWE books as the biggest badass in WWE history, and play on the annoyance of Lesnar robbing him of his biggest opportunity at Money in the Bank.
I was thinking something along these lines where he shows tremendous perseverance and intestinal fortitude. Give him a spot similar to what Jeff Hardy got with the Undertaker.
Have him face Lesnar or Strowman and just keep getting up with more fight after he is seemingly destroyed. Have Lars attack him and be unable to lay him out, with Ali getting up and coming back for more every time Lars walks away thinking he has finished Ali.
This will build to a massive crescendo of fan adulation. People who were playing with their phones when it begins will be jumping in the air screaming for the guy as the scene unfolds.
It would prove to the non-believers that this supposed "vanilla midget" has a lot more to offer than just some pretty looking flips.

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Re: How Do You Get "Ali" Over?

Follow the same formula as last SD. He got his ass kicked by Andrade in that match, but kept fighting. To the point where the crowd was loudly chanting "Ali! Ali! Ali!"

That's apparently what Vince told Ali he likes about him. That he can get his ass kicked but make people care when he fights back. Hell, him losing the way that he did at MITB is probably better for him because while I don't feel that he's ready to be WWE Champion, the fact the he got screwed gives him something more to fight for.

To put it simply, keep booking him like an underdog, give him moments along the way, and know when to pull the trigger.



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Re: How Do You Get "Ali" Over?

Honestly, I don't think he needs all that much help. He's a great wrestler, he has natural charisma, he's decent on the mic when he's given the chance ...

Just have him go way longer than you'd expect in his matches, so even when he loses, he looks strong. It's essentially what put over Kofi earlier this year, and it was the booking meant for Ali. So, literally re-run that with him now he's healthy and let his performance do the rest.
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