Since WWE wanted his debut to be a big deal, Shinsuke Nakamura has now been booked for a big match against Sami Zayn, an experienced performer that had spent years honing his craft in ROH. The two of them will be battling it out at a special NXT event in Dallas during Wrestlemania 32 weekend. Triple H wants to keep the momentum rolling for the developmental brand, so expect Nakamura and Zayn to be given plenty of time to work.
February 4, 2016
Never one to avoid controversy, Vince Russo has drawn the ire of the internet wrestling community yet again. The source of discontent stems from the fact that he took to social media to say that Sami Zayn, who made his debut on Monday Night Raw this week, was not a television star yet. He stated that while the hardcore fans might know of him, the masses just assumed that he was some jobber that was in the ring with John Cena.
May 6, 2015
Several years back, Kurt Angle laid out a challenge to anyone in WWE to wrestle him. Out came John Cena, and the rest is history. When it came time for the creative department to come up with a way for Sami Zayn to make his debut on Monday Night Raw, the team opted to use the Cena debut as a template. Fortunately for them, Bret Hart was in the house, so they used his legendary status and popularity to further excite the Montreal audience.
May 5, 2015
For those of you that watched the latest episode of Monday Night Raw, Sami Zayn made his official debut by being the mystery challenger for the United States Heavyweight Championship held by John Cena. While it was a great performance and moment, it has left the internet wrestling community with a lot of questions, the most important of which pertains to his status on the main roster. He might not be making the jump yet.
May 5, 2015
Since he is viewed as a really hard worker and a very likable coworker, there are many within WWE that are pushing management to move the date of the Sami Zayn main roster debut up a couple of months. Right now, the current plan is for him to remain down in NXT for much of 2015. Top officials feel that he is quite the asset in that role, but there are those that feel that he needs to be rewarded by being allowed to work on mainstream television.
January 28, 2015