Sami Zayn Has a Hilarious Response to WWE’s Intercontinental Title Plans

Published 05/14/2020, 10:01 AM EDT

WWE Superstar and former Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn was recently forced to vacate his title. The disgruntled superstar took to twitter to voice his disapproval. The Championship was taken away as the Superstar was “unable to compete.”

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“I am still undefeated” – Sami Zayn

Zayn’s last appearance was at WrestleMania 36. The Inter Continental Champion had to defend his title against Daniel Bryan, who’s now the #1 contender. The Superstar refused to defend the championship at the Money In The Bank pay-per-view held recently, citing health concerns. Sami has notably been absent from all forms of WWE programming, be it the weekly shows or the PPV events. This raised questions with fans regarding the state of his health. 

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Zayn tweeted that he recently had a dental procedure. Fans speculate that this may be one reason why he was absent from the ring. Though this is genuine, it does not justify his absence from the title matches. 

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Vacated Championships?

Jordan Devlin, the NXT Cruiserweight Champion, was also stripped of his title, as he was unable to fly out of Ireland. The organisation then a tournament to choose a new NXT Champion. Similarly, the WWE also scheduled a tournament to choose a new champion on Friday Night SmackDown. 

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The decision to strip the champion of the title is one purely based on the wellbeing of the organization. Leaving the Inter Continental Championship undefended would be bad for the progress of storylines in the WWE. Numerous stars have opted out of appearing on regular weekly programming, forcing the WWE to pay their contracts for doing essentially nothing. This puts a huge financial strain on the WWE, forcing extra measures to stay afloat.

WWE’s decision to vacate the Inter Continental Championship is justified, as the show must go on. The recent slump in ratings indicates that the WWE must continue doing what they do best, which is promote great fights. With major Championship belts switching hands (Becky Lynch relinquishing her RAW Women’s Championship and Devlin losing his NXT title), the decision to swiftly crown a new champion seems to be a good one. 

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Srinthan Hampi

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