Freddie Prinze Jr. Says Sami Zayn Is The Lead Of Smackdown

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He’s acknowledged Roman Reigns, but former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. doesn’t think he’s the head of the table when it comes to Smackdown. Instead, he gives Sami Zayn that position.

Recently on his “Wrestling with Freddie” podcast, the actor and former member of WWE creative thinks that even though the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion belongs to the “Tribal Chief,” it’s actually the “Honorary Uce” who is running the show on Friday nights.

“No one will believe me when I say this, but Sami Zayn is the lead of ‘Friday Night Smackdown,’ he is. He’s the Cary Grant of this movie; he’s the Clark Gable of this movie. Dare I say he’s the 90’s Freddie Prinze Jr. of that movie.”

While speaking about September 23’s Smackdown where Zayn would receive an “Honorary Uce” shirt from Reigns and officially become a member of The Bloodline, Prinze Jr. made the blunt comments, and a lot of people potentially agree with him.

Ever since the segment aired on television, it’s been praised as one of the most entertaining promos that the program has had in awhile, even being referred to as “a huge moment” by former WWE commentator Renee Paquette.

Prinze Jr. couldn’t get enough of the Anoa’i family segment.

“I loved this. I thought it was so great.”

In fact, Prinze Jr. is such a big fan of Zayn, that he compared him to some of Hollywood’s finest, and then proceeded to call him “the greatest performer in the world.”

“There’s Marlon Brandon, there’s Bette Davis, and there’s Sami Zayn. And that’s not even in the right order.”

H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the above transcription.