Ali has been the victim of several start-and-stop pushes since joining the WWE main roster last year.
Ali's fortunes seemed to be changing when he was seemingly set to feud with WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. Ali defeated Nakamura in a non-title match on SmackDown several weeks ago to set the wheels for the feud in motion. However, it hasn't been mentioned on WWE television since.
On last night's edition of SmackDown Live, Nakamura formed an alliance with Sami Zayn and attacked The Miz, apparently setting up a new program between Miz and the Intercontinental Champion. When asked if the Nakamura - Ali feud has been dropped, Ali confirmed that it was on Twitter, as seen below: