Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young Ends Association With Sami Zayn After WWE Super SmackDown

Published 09/11/2021, 2:10 AM EDT


WWE hosted a ‘Super SmackDown’ in Madison Square Garden tonight, where we witnessed multiple legends and superstars colliding. However, one of the shocking things was to see the Atlanta Hawks’ star player, Trae Young.

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The NBA superstar was welcomed by echoing boos on Friday night alongside Sami Zayn before a 10-man tag team match.

However, things got out of hands when Trae Young decided to get physical during a match. During the tag team match, ‘The Ice’ Trae Young choked Rey Mysterio while he was on the ropes.

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His actions on Rey Mysterio made fans boo the NBA All-Star. This led to the referee dismissing Trae Young from ringside; meanwhile, the crowd erupted in cheers as the referee walked him out.

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Trae Young was not happy with Sami Zayn after WWE SmackDown

After the match, ‘The Ice‘ Trae Young was in a backstage interview where he was asked about Madison Square Garden and his return to the arena after the stellar 30 points in three straight games at the NBA Playoffs.

Soon, former Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn interrupted the interview and apologized for what happened earlier in the event. But Young had enough and simply walked out on Zayn.

“It was fun. Maybe the fans are still upset with what happened out there. Maybe when we go back to Atlanta, it’ll be a lot different,” Young said.

Young ended the interview by saying, “I’mma see you in Atlanta” and walked away, leaving Sami Zayn distressed.

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Jun 8, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) argues a call with referee Ken Mauer (41) during the first quarter in game two of the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports.

Undoubtedly, Trae Young gets the best out of the fans on the basketball court and this time he managed to irk the WWE Universe and got the boos in return.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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