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    Posted: 11/October/2017 at 13:58
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The reason Sami said he did it made sense. Being nice has got him nowhere, whilst Owens being bad has won lots of titles.

Owens seemed legit sincere towards Sami and I am looking forward to seeing where this goes.

I hope they are an intense heelish pairing and don't play the comedy card to rehash Owens/Jericho best friends storyline, as Owens has already refered to Sami as that.
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Yeah the reasoning was good and mirrored real life, Sami as a white meat babyface being a nice guy all the time has enjoyed very limited success on the main-roster while Kevin Owens as a nasty heel has had multiple title reigns and has nearly always been high on the card and now is established as a headliner.

I like the partnership as the two are close in real life and have a long history so the on screen chemistry will be good.

Hopefully this can provide a boost to Sami's WWE career which has been lacklustre so far, he does need a edge to his character because as a face he's too run of the mill nice guy with his smiling, dancing and high fiving the fans, with that gimmick he will probably always be seen as a steady hand who they can use to work a solid match with another talent and then do the job. As a face his career would probably mirror Dolph Ziggler.

Sami will need to change things up though, he came out to the same music doing the same entrance routine, he will need to get more nasty or he will never get heat.
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Well based off what I saw tonight, it looks like Sami is going to ham it up, be the Jeri to Kevin's KO. His entrance looked like he was drunk he was going so overboard with it. Zayn is far more natural as a babyface, but with smarky fans and lazy booking there was nothing for him to do.

He could have easily been the next Daniel Bryan had WWE booked him thusly, but alas, he is second fiddle to KO once again. The most talented in ring performer WWE has IMO, better than AJ, better than Nakamura, about the only one better is Daniel Bryan himself. But now he is going to be a shit eating heel.

That said, their promo work Sami and Danny had was extremely good because of the truth behind it. Bryan was a once in a lifetime performer, and Sami was constantly on his heels. It is a crying shame Bryan won't be allowed to wrestle again because Bryan vs Zayn at Mania could be worthy of a spot in the top 5 of all-time.

Quite honestly the best moment of the night was just seeing Zayn, Owens and Bryan spar on the mic.
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I think ultimately though this could easily result in a face turn for Zayn and a better run. His current babyface persona wasn't getting the job done and he was drifting further into low card obscurity, plus he might prove to be a absolute blast as a heel. But yeah for the most part I agree he does seem a natural face and I also saw him as someone that could have taken Daniel Bryan's spot as the good guy the common man can relate to and a super-worker in the ring.

Whatever happens this is the most relevant Zayn has been in ages so let's give it a chance and not knock it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/October/2017 at 16:30
So Sami vs KO at Mania we're thinking with Sami getting the big win? Too obvious right?

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I don't like the decision, but then, I also didn't like the idea of Daniel Wyatt either and that turned out fantastic. I'll keep an open mind, because I like Zayn better than Bryan, WWE seems to be trying to do something interesting again so hopefully this slump they've been in is about to end.
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He for me is still, along with Jinder and Nakamura, the most boring person on the roster

he looks so uncomfortable cutting the heelish promos and he doesnt seem to have any connection with the fans in the ring - they cant even be bothered to boo him they care that little about him

I think putting him with Owens is the same reason they put the shield back together - to try and put him with someone extremely over that it may somehow catch on
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Originally posted by #Heel #Heel wrote:

He for me is still, along with Jinder and Nakamura, the most boring person on the roster

he looks so uncomfortable cutting the heelish promos and he doesnt seem to have any connection with the fans in the ring - they cant even be bothered to boo him they care that little about him

I think putting him with Owens is the same reason they put the shield back together - to try and put him with someone extremely over that it may somehow catch on


Agreed. I never understood all the fuss about Zayn, I've also always found him pretty dull. He's solid in the ring sure but as we all know that's only around 30% of the full package to being a big star or even someone relevant in WWE.

Even during his NXT stint I was thinking really?? This guy?? Was far more impressed with guys like Owens and Neville in NXT to be honest.
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Agreed. I never understood all the fuss about Zayn, I've also always found him pretty dull. He's solid in the ring sure but as we all know that's only around 30% of the full package to being a big star or even someone relevant in WWE.

Even during his NXT stint I was thinking really?? This guy?? Was far more impressed with guys like Owens and Neville in NXT to be honest.

im not sure if hes had a strong internet fan base / following which is why maybe they pushed him in NXT - but hes no better than the likes of Fandango, Apollo crews and that sort of ilk ... hes certainly no where near what is required to be a star in the WWE - but then again neither is Jinder (although he has improved his physique massively over the past year)
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Jinder is getting a monster push based on his improved physique and the fact he's of Indian descent. WWE wanted a top Indian star to promote their tour there this year and they also appear keen to tap into the Indian market. So will be interesting to see if Mahal's push fizzles after the tour.

I'm willing to give Zayn a chance as a heel as he may show some previously untapped personality, but he does strike me as a natural babyface, maybe they should go the obnoxious route like they did when Daniel Bryan was a heel.

Sami Zayn like Bryan is a Indy darling who I've never really understood the appeal of. Maybe I'm just too WWE institutionalised but for me it's all about the big stars. I enjoy a great match as much as anyone but I just don't see big star qualities in a guy like Sami Zayn or Daniel Bryan.
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