Sami Zayn: AEW name drop was reportedly scripted. According to Meltzer the mention was removed from Youtube because it was Fu**ing Stupid!
Corey Graves introduced a new segment on Monday night Raw. “The Electric Chair”. WWE interviewers fielded questions from fans in the crowd and no question was off the table.
While the segment in itself was not special, a particular name-drop by Sami Zayn caught the fans attention. Sami Zayn mentioned AEW on Live Tv but the mention was not included on Youtube, which led to many people believing that Sami had gone off script.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer said:
“The AEW line was scripted then they pulled it from the video afterwards and I actually asked someone what’s going on and it’s just like all I heard was ‘it was so f*cking stupid.’”
“Okay, if it’s not scripted then [Sami Zayn] is gonna be suspended. If you go against the script on live TV and say AEW they’ll suspend you for sure. They’re not going to fire you because they won’t fire anybody, obviously.”
“I was just told and the person who told me should know because it’s in the meeting.”
Bryan Alvarez has however reported that he heard the line was not scripted. Both men acknowledged their respective sources would know, as they’re both in the creative meetings. They also accepted that it was possible that WWE is “working the boys.”
Meltzer response to that was:
“I can definitely see how we’re going to be in an era of that. I can definitely see that everywhere that we’re going to be in an era like that which turns into the era of mistrust. I’ve been through this one before too and it’s you know, you go in that era with the idea of instead of trying to come up with ideas for business we’re trying to come up with things to fool people.”
“To me you don’t lie to the boys because they’re always… if you lie to the talent it’s one thing to sneak a guy in without telling anyone that happens all the time, but to go in there and constantly try and work the boys […] nobody trusts anyone and it becomes a really bad environment.”
H/T – WrestlingInc.com