WrestleMania Sami Zayn Rumored Match

Discussion in 'PPV's & Specials' started by Neptune, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. The latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that former NXT Champion Sami Zayn will be in a match at WrestleMania 32. He’s also booked on the annual European tour that follows WrestleMania. So, it looks like Zayn will be called up to the main roster very soon.

    Kevin Owens is the current Intercontinental Champion, and a match between Owens and Zayn at AT&T Stadium was suggested several months ago by Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer. But the match didn’t seem likely because Zayn is scheduled to face Shinsuke Nakamura that very same weekend, and it didn’t seem likely that WWE would have him pulling double-duty on WrestleMania weekend.

    Owens wasn’t used on the RAW following WWE Fastlane, which raised some questions about his status for WrestleMania 32. But Owens didn’t waste time answering those questions via Twitter, as he guaranteed that “KO Mania” was still on.

    No worries people… #KOMania is still upon us.

    — Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) February 23, 2016

    There was also some who thought WWE was doing Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles at WrestleMania 32 after Owens tweeted out that Styles needs to stay away from his Intercontinental Title. But, while Styles vs. Owens is happening, it won’t be happening at WrestleMania 32.

    Hey dweebs…If AJ Styles ever comes anywhere near MY #ICTitle, I’ll take him out in less time than it took me to toss him out of the Rumble.????


    — Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) February 22, 2016

    If Zayn does in fact wrestle at AT&T Stadium, there’s really no better opponent for him than Kevin Owens. The two of them have unfinished business, and having Zayn win the Intercontinental Championship in his first match on the main roster would be a great way to bring him in.

    As of right now, Sami Zayn having a match at WrestleMania 32 is just a rumor, and it won’t be confirmed until he actually shows up on WWE RAW, and confronts Kevin Owens, or whoever he’s going to end up facing on the show.

    There is a chance that WWE may end up throwing him in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, but that seems like a waste, especially because Braun Strowman is currently scheduled to win that match.

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  2. Zayn vs KO for the IC title or Zayn winning the US title (in a ladder match, probably) would really tickle my fancy.
     
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  3. I think it would be a good match and a nice way to settle their feud but I don't think it will happen. No NXT guys are going to be called up and have their first PPV at Wrestlemania.
     
  4. I'd assume those are Vince's thoughts exactly. :smirk2:
     
  5. I would normally agree with you on this particular subject and under normal circumstances this would definitely be the case. However, 2016 is by far an out of the ordinary year with an extremely depleted main roster. I think they're having to look above and beyond what they normally do to deliver a great show this year as they're really struggling. I think it can only be a good thing for the future of the business seeing all these new talents being experimented with!