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Backstage news on Sami Zayn before WrestleMania 39

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It’s looking increasingly unlikely that The Rock will be facing Roman Reigns in a match at WrestleMania 39. Due to this, There have been all sorts of rumors about the potential opponent for The Tribal Chief at the PLE. Sami Zayn is one of the front runners for the spot according to fans but WWE doesn’t seem to think the same.

On Wrestling Observer Radio (H/t WrestleTalk), Dave Meltzer explained that while WWE wants to make both Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens bigger stars, the plan has never been for Sami to dethrone Reigns:

‘The goal from the Roman Reigns standpoint all along has been to make Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn into stars ’“ bigger stars (than they already are). And that’s actually worked. But obviously, the original plan was not Sami Zayn (to face Reigns at Wrestlemania).”

WWE wanted to get rid of Sami Zayn

Meltzer explained that even a couple of weeks ago, WWE wasn’t looking to make it Sami Zayn vs Roman Reigns at WrestleMania. He mentioned that originally the officials just wanted to get rid of Zayn after a while:

“The plan was not Sami Zayn becomes a superstar, the plan was just do a few key things with Sami Zayn then ’˜we’ll ditch him and get rid of him’, and because it clicked, to their credit, they saw that it clicked and it was like, ’˜Well let’s make him a star this year, or this season’, and that’s what happened.’

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Martin MacDonald