Triple H On Why Zayn/Owens And Usos Headlined WrestleMania Night 1
Triple H has spoken about the decision to put the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship match in the main event of the first night of WrestleMania.
Speaking in the night one press conference, Triple H explained that the decision was “all about what is the most impactful”, as a year long story came to a conclusion.
What could be called the resurrection of Sami Zayn over the last year, had led to the desire to put the match on last during night one.
Triple H explained to reporters at the post-WrestleMania press conference, that it was the level of engagement of seeing Zayn and Owens’ struggles with The Bloodline, the pair reuniting and looking for revenge against the Tag Team Champs, that created the opportunity to put the match on last.
“It’s all about what is the most impactful, right. As the storyline’s played out heading into WrestleMania to me is the most emotionally and storyline-driven match on the card. I felt like that needed to be, I think we all felt like that needed to be in that spot.
I’ve said this before when people [have said], when we talked before about ‘Oh, you put the women in the main event.’ We didn’t put the women in the main event. That’s the spot. Right? That is the storyline that was driving things to put them in that role. It’s not about giving it to them because they’re women. It’s not about giving it to somebody. Never once did it factor for me.
People say ‘Well Tag Team Championships haven’t been in that spot and [it’s] history making.’ I didn’t even know that to be honest with you. It’s about the…talent are talent, Nothing else to it. Talent are talent. Whatever storyline is resonating the most and has the most impact – that needs to be the story that’s told. I think in this case it was the Usos and Kevin & Sami.”
The Uso’s went in Saturday night’s WrestleMania as the longest reigning WWE Tag Team Champions of all time at 622 days.
But SoFi Stadium made sure this year it was ‘WrestleZaynia’, with the 80,000 string crowd cheering on the challengers.
An incredibly physical match saw Kevin Owens put through the announce table, after Jimmy and Jey Uso gave KO a double chokeslam.
After managing to recover, Owens delivered two pop-up powerbombs and a stunner, before Sami Zayn smashed Jey Uso with three Helluva Kicks to get the win and become the new Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions.
With the return of Vince McMahon, questions have been asked how much impact this has had on Triple H’s creative decision making.
But by putting this match on as the main event, it allowed the final image to be the new Tag Team Champions embracing in the ring, celebrating their friendship, and living out their dream.
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