Former wrestling writer Vince Russo has shared his thoughts on WWE’s recent push of Sami Zayn as a main-event player.
Zayn made a return to WWE during the Royal Rumble event, entering at the prestigious number 30 spot. Despite his entry, Zayn lasted just over three minutes before being eliminated by Drew McIntyre. Following this, on RAW, Zayn once again made an appearance to rescue CM Punk from an assault by McIntyre.
During the latest episode of Legion of RAW, Russo expressed surprise at WWE’s decision to heavily feature Zayn. He questioned why Zayn was given such prominent spots, considering him more suitable as a dependable performer rather than a credible threat for a lengthy bout with someone like McIntyre.
“I don’t know which is more surprising, seeing Sami Zayn at number 30 in the Rumble or witnessing him booked in the main event at the end of RAW. I mean, really? He’s a good hand, that’s undeniable.
That’s his role, according to any casual fan. But when he’s thrust into these positions, it just doesn’t seem plausible. Taking on Drew McIntyre for 25 minutes? Come on, guys. Is that necessary?”