Sami Zayn returned to Raw on Monday night after a lengthy spell on the sidelines. The former NXT Champion was unsuccessful in besting Finn Balor for the Intercontinental Championship. Following the bout, Zayn cut a scathing promo on WWE, labelling it a “toxic environment”.
WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry, speaking on Busted Open Radio, revealed that Zayn was actually saying how he truly felt rather than reading from a script:
That was not written for him, they said ‘Sami, how do you feel about this situation?’ And he let the world have it, I walked up to him and I said ‘Man, who the hell are you?’ Where has this guy been, all this time? He said ‘Mark, I’m not holding back no more,’ and I said don’t.”
The former World Heavyweight Champion had some high praise for Zayn:60
“There are people that can wrestle their ass off, but they don’t have to because they can get more done in a three-minute promo than some can in a twenty-minute match.”
Finally, Henry offered some advice to the Canadian, encouraging him to do more of the same:
“Sami, if you’re listening, do your thing. I want to see it, the fans want to see it. The thing that resonated the most with me was you sit out there and you point your fat fingers at people that are out here killing themselves, and you judge them. You judge them based on what you think, not on what you know”.