WWE has officially revealed which night the Sami Zayn vs Johnny Knoxville match will happen during WrestleMania 38 weekend.
Confirmed on Twitter, the Jackass star will return to the ring against the former Intercontinental Champion on WrestleMania 38 Sunday (April 3).
Knoxville and Zayn have been feuding since the beginning of the year. On Friday’s episode of SmackDown, Knoxville distracted Zayn long enough to Ricochet to capitalise and win the Intercontinental Championship.
The WWE.com preview for the match reads:
Johnny Knoxville will look to make a “Jackass” out of Sami Zayn when the two bitter adversaries clash on WrestleMania Sunday!
The tremendous animosity began when Knoxville first came to WWE on a quest to enter the 2022 Royal Rumble Match, and The Master Strategist took it upon himself to inform the Jackass star that he didn’t belong.
This lit the fuse on a volatile back-and-forth that quickly spun out of control. In addition to numerous physical confrontations on SmackDown and at the Royal Rumble, they also executed a series of antics on one another that included Zayn attempting to out-“Jackass” his foe with the creation of the “InZayn” stunt show and crashing the “Jackass Forever” Red Carpet Premiere, while Knoxville hit Zayn with The Master Strategist’s own cattle prod and crashed a WWE Pop Up store in order to shred his adversary’s t-shirt.
When Zayn captured his third Intercontinental Championship from Shinsuke Nakamura, Knoxville emerged the following week on SmackDown to challenge the new titleholder. Zayn once again attempted to belittle Knoxville by telling him that he didn’t being in WWE before unleashing a vicious attack. In response, Knoxville helped Ricochet defeat Zayn for the Intercontinental Title one week later. Irate over the loss of the workhorse title after just two weeks, Zayn demanded a match at WrestleMania, and Knoxville happily accepted.
WrestleMania 38 Sunday will feature a ‘Winner Takes All’ title unification match, with WWE Champion Brock Lesnar set to face off against Universal Champion Roman Reigns with all the gold on the line.
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