Mustafa Ali and Cedric Alexander are set to square off against each other on the Grandest Stage of Them All, and Ali wants to remind the fans the difference between “The Heart” and “The Soul” of 205 Live. The high-flying sensation posted another video on his personal YouTube page, discussing the upcoming battle with his close friend.
In a few days, it’s gonna be WrestleMania. Ali vs Alexander for the Cruiserweight Championship. And they’ve been calling it the ‘Heart of 205 Live’ vs the ‘Soul of 205 Live.’
People seem to think heart and soul are the same…like they’re interchangeable. Totally different. Just like Cedric and Ali are totally different.
Ali went on to say that Cedric has started to expect the championship to come his way, and that’s one of the key differences between him and Ali.
When Cedric started out they told him he’s something special. He’s gonna be a star…Hell, he’s gonna be a champion. That’s where you went wrong Cedric. You went from wanting to be a champion to expecting to be a champion. And you know me, homie…I don’t expect anything.
No I’m the guy they slammed the door in my face. I’m the guy they said no to. I’m the backup, the alternate at the Cruiserweight Classic. I’m the last guy they think about but I’m going to fix all that when I’m the last guy standing in this tournament.
For those of you that haven’t seen the promos, Ali has been putting videos like this out for every round of the tournament. In using social media, he’s expanded on a character that he hadn’t really had time to show off on 205 Live. Ali’s changed from the smiling cop from Chicago to a hungry competitor who is ready to prove to the WWE Universe that he deserves to be where he is, even if he has to go through his best friend to do so.
Cedric you are my brother…and you are my friend. But at WrestleMania, you aren’t my friend. You’re just in the way.
Cedric responded to Ali’s video on Twitter, claiming that what Ali has is a “false sense of confidence.”
Keep building that false sense of confidence because you'll need it
— Cedric Alexander (@CedricAlexander) March 30, 2018
Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali will face off in the finals of the Cruiserweight Championship Tournament on April 8th at WrestleMania. With all the work that has gone into this tournament and this story of Ali, I can only hope that this won’t be relegated to the pre-show.