Sami Zayn Wished WWE Did More To Take Advantage Of The ThunderDome

Sami Zayn Wished WWE Did More To Take Advantage Of The ThunderDome WWE

Sami Zayn has admitted that he loved the ThunderDome and wished WWE did more to change the presentation.

Appearing on Out of Character with Ryan Satin, the former Intercontinental Champion discussed the ThunderDome era.

Zayn said:

“I love the ThunderDome Era, it’s an unpopular opinion, I know, especially because I love the fans. I’m not going to say that all the time, but I do. I know how lucky we are to all be sharing this time together. It’s a miracle we’re all here, it really is. I don’t take that lightly.”

“However, not having (fans) there for the ThunderDome opened the door for some new, creative ways to do things, which I personally, in my opinion, I don’t think we as a company took full advantage of. We still tried to present the show as if fans were there, but they weren’t there, especially before the ThunderDome when it was `at the empty PC. That’s why some of it felt so weird. Part of the reason why I’m such a fan of y match with Daniel Bryan, I know it’s not exactly what you expect when you see on paper ‘Sami Zayn vs. Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania,’ you’re expecting one thing and I know it wasn’t that, and I would have loved to have that, but the thing I’m so proud about that match is, when you watch that match back, it never feels weird in an empty arena. If you watch the rest of WrestleMania, a lot of matches feel really weird in the empty arena. That’s part of, in my opinion, a missed opportunity to present the show in a slightly different way, a different context, now that the biggest piece of the set, which is the fans, the most interactive and most unique part of our show aren’t there, it really could have put us in a position to change the way we present the product. I personally don’t think we took full advantage of it, but for me and my character, I think it gave me room to do more things,”

Sami Zayn is coming off a loss at WrestleMania 38 to Jackass star Johnny Knoxville in an Anything Goes Match.

Zayn is scheduled to face Drew McIntyre on next Friday’s WWE SmackDown after losing by countout to the former WWE Champion on last week’s episode.

For the full recap of last Friday’s SmackDown, click here.

Quotes via Fightful

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