Leaked Recording Reveals WWE Superstar Sami Zayn’s Intense Altercation with a Stagehand

Published 12/20/2020, 7:45 AM EST


Sami Zayn hosted his own version of Slammy Awards and called it Sami Awards at the latest episode of WWE SmackDown. The skit was all about him. Naturally, he was due to win every award. Unfortunately, there was a switch for the ‘Superstar of the Year’ award.

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Zayn expected his name to be on the piece of paper, but that was not the case. The paper revealed that Big E was the victor. This was quite upsetting for him, and the frustration came pouring out on a stagehand backstage.

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Kayla Braxton seized the opportunity to record Zayn rebuking the stagehand. Later, she uploaded the recording as an exclusive leak on her social media.

According to Zayn, he is the one who is creating jobs, putting food on the table, and making it possible for the others to pay rent. Therefore, any kind of mishap that happens during the Sami Awards creates a devastating ripple effect.

“Don’t apologize to me! Tell me what the hell happened out there. Tell me how you allowed that to happen — do you know how hard it was to get the Sami Awards to happen?

“I’m on the phone with WWE, I’m on the phone with FOX! I’m on the phone with networks! They’re looking to me to put on quality programming, do you understand?

“Do you understand that people are depending on me? I sleep with that responsibility every night! Do you understand that? So where were you?! No, no!”

However, he did not fire the stagehand and let him off with a final warning. “If this happens again, this isn’t a threat, you’re fired. You’re gone. You got it? You’re gone.”

Sami Zayn had a second reason for his berating

Big E demolished Sami Zayn’s set during the award ceremony. This added to his frustration. This could have been a way of WWE creating a storyline between the Superstars.

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As of now, Sami Zayn and Big E are not going to be a part of the upcoming WWE TLC. Now, it is possible that the duo might face off in the ring with the Inter-Continental Title on the line.

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Do you think they will battle at WWE TLC? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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