Sami Zayn has defended the WWE creative team from a vocal fan base regarding the current product that the company has been putting out.
It should be noted that for the past several months, Zayn has been sidelined with an injury but is expected to make his in-ring return in the near future.
This has been a hot topic as of late that resulted in creative writer Jimmy Jacobs talking about the difficulties of coming up with ideas for television 52 weeks a year in WWE. This leads us to Zayn, who decided that he would give his take of the situation when he spoke with Chris Jericho for an episode of ‘Talk Is Jericho.’
“Yeah and you gotta run it up the chain of command and it’s very difficult and, man people don’t know, and you don’t know unless you’re there. You truly don’t know unless you’re there, and not to do with nothing but I just want to take this time, to actually give the writers a little bit of a break, because they get crapped on the most, but people don’t understand how it works there, and it’s not the writers, it’s not the agents, it’s not the talents, it’s just something about the system that it works a very specific way and unless you’re in it you don’t know.” Sami explained.
Zayn continued by stating, “So it’s very easy to sit at home and watch and go, ‘Why are they pushing this person? What are they doing?’ Man, it’s harder than you think. Cut everybody some slack. It’s tricky. Neither here nor there. I’m just saying because it’s very hard to explain to people who aren’t in it.” Sami said. “But even if Vince has an idea and you wanna change it, getting it to Vince, you know like, ‘Oh man, well the show is already… we’re about to go live’ and that might affect what they’re doing in seg 6 like it’s very… it’s a puzzle piece, and I’m not putting the heat all on Vince and saying it’s just one guy. No, he factors into a lot of stuff you don’t factor in. I’ve gone to him before with what I thought was a really good idea and he’s like, ‘Oh but it doesn’t work and here’s why’ and I’m like, Oh okay, yeah’.”
H/T to Fightful for the transcript