This Saturday, the biggest match of Sami Zayn’s career will take place at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Sami Zayn is scheduled to face Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion in front of his hometown fans.
In the past several weeks, many fans said that former Honorary Uce will be the one who should dethrone Roman Reigns. However, WWE management did not see Zayn as the face of the company.
According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the initial plan was Sami Zayn would be losing at Elimination Chamber after Jey Uso turned on him and then Zayn will be teamed up with Owens to challenge The Usos for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania 39. However, it was pitched months ago and Zayn became the hottest thing on WWE television lately.
“The original plan was for Zayn to lose, Jey Uso to turn on him and the Usos vs. Zayn & Owens at WrestleMania back many months. But a lot has changed since that time.
The key is that Zayn has become a major TV ratings mover. Sure, John Cena was for one-time appearances and Bray Wyatt was as well, and Reigns vs. Matt Riddle did a big number, but Zayn is not only moving quarters big, but the entire show. Smackdown is up, with or without Reigns and it’s clear Zayn is the reason why.”
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