“This is Not Over” – Sami Zayn Finally Breaks Silence After Losing His Intercontinental Championship on SmackDown

Published 12/26/2020, 6:45 AM EST
DUESSELDORF, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 22: Sami Zayn arrives during to the WWE Live Duesseldorf event at ISS Dome on February 22, 2017 in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Lukas Schulze/Bongarts/Getty Images)


Sami Zayn had a moderately good year in 2020. Although he had to relinquish the title and re-win it, Zayn was the Intercontinental Champion for the majority of the year. However, on the last day of 2020, his pride shattered.

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After a devastating title loss, Zayn took to Twitter and let out his frustration. He argued WWE has conspired against him and vowed to go to the bottom of the ‘injustice.’

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The ‘Great Liberator’ was so obsessed with his title that he used to defend it by hook or crook. Most of the times, he retained his title by winning via count-out or disqualification.

To prevent that from happening, WWE authorized a lumberjack match against Big E. In the match, when Zayn tried to escape, sSuperstars from the blue brand carried him back to the ring. He eventually lost the title to Big E via pinfall.

Sami Zayn lost at his own award show last week

After WWE’s injustice at the Slammy Awards, Sami built his own award show called the ‘Sami Awards.’ While he won two awards, the superstar of the year went to Big E.

An infuriated Sami demanded an answer to this mishap while Big E gave him a beatdown for the interruption. Even when the title match was announced, Zayn retaliated by saying he never agreed to the match.

Sami even compared Big E to Kanye West as he ‘snatched’ the Sami Award from Zayn.

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Now that Zayn has lost the title, he will go after Big E. After that is done, Zayn could retort back to his ‘Great Liberator’ persona or challenge Roman Reigns.

Sami revealed he wanted Liv Morgan to be on his team for the Great Liberator gimmick. So, if Zayn actually goes back to his previous gimmick, The Riott Squad might join him.

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What do you think will happen to Zayn? Can he find the ‘conspiracy’ behind his title loss? Let us know in the comments below.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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