WWE Was Concerned About Sami Zayn Chants During RAW Promo – A lot of fans had pushed for Sami Zayn to be added to the WrestleMania 39 main event due to his storyline with The Bloodline.
That’s not happening as WWE is moving forward with the planned Undisputed WWE Universal Championship match between Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns. WWE had Reigns beat Zayn at Elimination Chamber.
On Monday’s RAW in Ottawa, Rhodes came out for a segment where his mic time was cut short due to Paul Heyman interrupting him.
Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that WWE had Heyman cut off Rhodes quickly because they “were very concerned” about the Sami chants during the segment.
Meltzer added that it was designed “to give the audience no chance to chant” for Zayn “because of the feeling that if they did, it would hurt Cody’s momentum.”
“They didn’t kill the story by having him loose. When Cody was out there…the stuff with Cody and Heyman…they were very concerned about Sami chants, which is one of the reasons why they got Heyman out there in seconds,” Meltzer stated.
They did not want Cody in there by himself because they thought that, I mean it didn’t happen, but boy they did everything in their power to make sure they kept that moving, they did not allow the audience a chance to start chanting or anything like that, it was just back-and-forth. It was designed to give the audience no chance to chant that because of the feeling that if they did it would hurt Cody’s momentum,” Meltzer added. “And perhaps it would, and then it could create that groundswell which is exactly what they don’t want right now, but it didn’t happen. It was a little on the flat side.”
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WWE Was Concerned About Sami Zayn Chants During RAW Promo