Mansoor vs. Mustafa Ali was the second match at WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia. WWE has been building this feud for months because they want a babyface star for the fans in Saudi Arabia. Ali turned on Mansoor two weeks ago on Monday Night Raw.
Mansoor got a big hometown pop from the fans in Riyadh. Mansoor was on offense for the most part for the first few minutes of the match but things turned around when Ali tripped Mansoor and he landed back first on the ring apron.
Ali followed up with a tornado DDT in the ring and a pin attempt. Ali taunted and trash talked throughout the match to get hte fans to cheer for Mansoor. Mansoor fought back and hit a flurry of offense as Ali begged off. Ali tried a 450 splash but Mansoor moved and then hit a release belly to belly into the corner of the ring. Mansoor hit a moonsault off the top but was slow to make the cover because of his bad neck. Mansoor went for the pin but Ali locked in the Koji clutch submission. Mansoor made it to the bottom rope to break the hold.
Ali went for a 450 but Mansoor moved and hit a springboard neckbreaker off the top to win the match.
Ali attacked Mansoor after the match until a man who was covered from head to toe walked out. The man revealed his face and it was Tarek Hamedi, an Olympic medalist in karate. Hamedi kicked Ali in the face. Hamedi and Mansoor celebrated as the fans cheered.
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