On Friday August 9, I had the chance to catch up with Ali ahead of Summerslam 2019 in Toronto. We discussed how he feels about Kofi Kingston becoming the WWE Champion after Ali was originally scheduled to be in the elimination chamber match. We also discussed his injury and if he felt like it prevented him from receiving the accolades that Kingston is currently receiving. Ali also opened up about his ethnicity and how it was important for him not to play a muslim or Indian stereotype.
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