WWE Gave Wrestler ‘Permission’ To Put Over AEW

All Elite Wrestling has been flying high since their debut as a company in 2019. However, around the time Jon Moxley jumped ship to the new promotion was when word of mouth really picked up. At the same time former WWE Intercontinental champion Sami Zayn joined in on a debuting talk-show segment for WWE Raw starring WWE personality Corey Graves called ‘The Electric Chair’ with the general concept of the show being that Graves and Zayn would take ‘unscripted’ questions from members of the WWE Universe and answer them in a rapid manner. Sami Zayn recently revealed that he ‘hated’ this surprising Kevin Owens match.



It was during this segment that Sami Zayn took it upon himself to mention All Elite Wrestling while answering a question for the debut edition of ‘The Electric Chair’. In an exclusive with SportsKeeda, Sami Zayn discussed the segment, first answering whether or not the mention of AEW was entirely improvised.

Zayn: “So it wasn’t entirely, entirely off the cuff but it was off the cuff to a certain degree, and the reaction was, uh, let’s say unfavorable (laughs) since the electric chair met its demise that very same week.”

Zayn continued: “So it was right on everybody’s mind. It was super, super fresh and I think they had just announced this TV deal. They had just announced that this wasn’t just going to be a pay-per-view. This is going to be a competitor and all this sort of stuff. And they tell me that we’re doing this segment where it’s legitimately, you know, unplanned questions and anybody could ask anything. So at the time this was the number one topic in the wrestling world. So you kind of expected to be asked about it.”

Sami Zayn had this shocking wardrobe malfunction last month. Zayn concluded: “What they were going for was that it had a very risky, unpredictable feel to it… As I was out there, I was like, this doesn’t have these vibes, these questions are too sterile. So I felt like it was upon me, it was incumbent upon me, to sort of make it controversial. And the fact that we’re talking about it now, all this time later, you know I hate to say I was right, but I kind of think I was right to do it.”

Credit to SportsKeeda for the transcription.

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