Sami Zayn Has “Mixed Feelings” On New WWE Policy

Sami Zayn cuts a promo on WWE Raw

Sami Zayn has given his thoughts on a new WWE policy.

On June 15th, WWE heads to Scotland for Clash at the Castle. While the card will be topped by the World Championship match between Damian Priest and Drew McIntyre, there are several titles on the line, including Sami Zayn’s Intercontinental Championship.

In recent years, WWE events outside of North America have become the norm, and the events have become noticeably shorter, hosting only five or six matches.

Speaking in a new interview with Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, Zayn said he had “mixed feelings” about the changes, but admitted that overall they’ve been positive.

“I have mixed feelings on it because certainly, as a performer, if you’re not figured in, with seven or eight matches there is a little more real estate and a better chance of getting on. Now, even if you’re in a pretty prominent story, it still might not make (the cut). It’s not to say anything to the quality of your story or performances, but it might not be factored in if there are only five matches,” said Zayn.

“Five is really not a lot. It’s a quality-over-quantity mentality, which is hard to disagree with. I do think it’s been better. It makes matches that are actually on the event feel important because there are only five. If this made the grade, it subconsciously tells the audience that this is something the company is invested in, therefore we should be invested emotionally.

There is a subconscious component to that, that I don’t think is often factored in with fans. Fans kind of know their part in the dance a little bit, and when they see, ‘Oh, this is something we’re supposed to care about,’ they care about it.”

Sami Zayn Wants WWE Event In South America

During the same interview, Sami Zayn called on WWE to host a Premium Live Event in Santiago, Chile. While the company has held several live events in the country, it’s never hosted a televised show.

Zayn believes crowds in Chile add a different dimension to the action, meaning a PLE would be even more special.