WWE “Very Concerned” By Sami Zayn’s Impact Ahead Of WrestleMania
A new report has suggested that WWE is “very concerned” about fans getting behind Sami Zayn and chanting his name during Cody Rhodes’ segments on Raw.
Sami Zayn had his chance to dethrone Roman Reigns as the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion at Elimination Chamber thanks to deliberate interference from Jimmy Uso and somewhat accidental interference from Jey Uso.
With echoes of 2014 and Daniel Bryan, many had wondered if the incredible fan support growing behind Zayn would force WWE to include him in the main event of WrestleMania – but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
Now Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio has noted that WWE appears to be very worried about Sami Zayn chants, and that is why Paul Heyman was so quick to interrupt Cody Rhodes on Monday Night Raw:
“The stuff with Cody and Heyman – they (WWE) were very concerned about Sami chants, which is one of the reasons why they got Heyman out there in seconds.
“They did not want Cody in there by himself because they thought that – it didn’t happen – but 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 because of the feeling that if they did it would hurt Cody’s momentum. And perhaps it would, and then it could create that groundswell (for Zayn) which is exactly what they don’t want right now.”