Sami Zayn Reveals WWE Denied Him His Dream Match With a Legend at SummerSlam 2019

Published 04/19/2021, 10:49 AM EDT

Sami Zayn has wrestled several classics in the ring, with his matches against Kevin ‘KO‘ Owens being considered his career highlights. However, unlike his nemesis, he hasn’t been a part of any statutory dream matches.


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Even though he has battled numerous wrestlers during his time in WWE, there is one particular wrestler he dreams of going up against.


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Sami Zayn Wanted X-Pac For SummerSlam 2019

On April 18, 2021, WWE superstar Sami Zayn tweeted that he wanted to face X-Pac at SummerSlam two years ago. The tweet read,

I asked if I could wrestle him at Summerslam two years ago. XPac , that is. Not the other guy.

Zayn retweeted a tweet where XPac was seen wrestling a masked wrestler in front of a live audience. In the video, XPac takes a devastating blow from his opponent and slams down to the ring mat from the top rope.

Zayn said that he wanted to face X-Pac at the 2019 SummerSlam, but his dream match just never came to pass.

X-Pac’s Career

Trained under the wing of wrestlers like Eddie Sharkey and Joe Malenko, X-Pac worked his way up wrestling on independent circuits such as Pro Wrestling America and the Global Wrestling Federation.

X-Pac won the PWA Light Heavyweight title, Iron Horse TV Title and the GWF Light Heavyweight Championship. The TNA X Division Championship, the WCW Cruiserweight Championship and the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship are some of the titles the WWE Hall of Famer won during his time as a full-time pro wrestler.

Sami Zayn vs. X-Pac

Even though X-Pac is not the most decorated wrestler in history, he surely is one of the most memorable ones. He is the only wrestler in history to be a part of both nWo and D Generation-X.

On the contrary, Sami Zayn is one of the most entertaining wrestlers in the modern era.

A potential matchup between the two would certainly excite the fans as the match will have a beloved wrestler from the attitude era and another beloved wrestler from the current era.


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What are your thoughts on the match that could have been between Sami Zayn and two-time WWE Hall of Famer X-Pac?

Comment down below and let us know what you think about it.


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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!