According to Fightful, SmackDown star Mustafa Ali will not be participating in this Sunday’s Elimination Chamber event. Ali is dealing with a string of injuries, including the swollen eye he suffered at the hands of Randy Orton on last week’s SD Live. Ali reportedly further injured himself during this weekend’s house shows, and he most likely won’t be cleared for action all week.
As I first reported on Fightful Select , I’ve been told that Mustafa Ali is likely out of this weekend’s WWE Title match at Elimination Chamber https://t.co/xsWDehPrfJ
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) February 11, 2019
Angle-wise, reports state that Orton will take the credit for Ali being out. No word on his replacement as of this writing, but we’ll let you know as soon as we can.