During Sunday night’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, WWE fans apparently witnessed the end of what had previously been the last remaining good guy in professional wrestling. Everyone’s favorite Underdog from the Underground, Sami Zayn, came from seemingly out of nowhere to pull his eternal best friend and greatest enemy, Kevin Owens, out of harm’s way, resulting in grievous injury for Shane McMahon, who took the latest death-defying leap of his non-wrestling career.
On Tuesday, WWE advertised that Zayn would explain his actions on Smackdown Live. Was Zayn really a bad guy now? If so, what could have pushed him over the edge? Was it just a question of complicated male friendship with Owens?
WWE fans had to wait a bit to hear from Zayn, as he was nowhere to be seen for the first hour of the show on Tuesday. Owens opened the second hour, waxing poetic about the transcendent experience he had winning Hell in a Cell and banishing McMahon from Smackdown Live forever.
Owens welcomed everyone to the Kevin Owens show, and then introduced his “best friend and guardian angel” Sami Zayn.
Zayn danced out to the ring, smiling and playing to the crowd with his old music, as the crowd booed him uncertainly. Before Zayn could speak, Owens thanked him from the bottom of his heart. Zayn then began saying that when Owens powerbombed him on the apron a couple of weeks ago, it opened his eyes.
Zayn’s explanation was essentially that doing everything out of the goodness of his heart brought him nothing but mediocrity, while Owens’ methods brought him endless success. It was a great promo that explained Zayn’s rationale, and although it is a wonderful story, we’re still going to mourn the loss of the last real good guy for a while.
So there you have it. What do you think of Zayn now, all you little Zayniacs out there?