Backstage, Sami Zayn says he is fine after re-injuring his head against Corey Graves 2 weeks ago. With head injuries nowadays, WWE has gotta be very protective. He says he is not gonna question the ref’s call, but could have hung in there. Graves caught him, plain and simple. But, now he is looking forward to next week when he teams with The Usos to face Corey Graves and The Ascension. He goes on to say, Graves has made this very personal because its not just about the attacks anymore, not just about head injuries, he just doesn’t like the kind of guy he is. Sami says Graves needs to be put in his place and that is exactly what he is going to do.
Backstage, Devin Taylor interviews Sami Zayn. Zayn says he feels fine. Graves snuck up on me a couple weeks ago and I got my bell rung, but I feel fine now. WWE doctors have cleared me, I’m ready to go. Mentally is a different story. See, Graves opened up a can of worms and the only person that has anything to worry about tonight is Graves.
Sami Zayn vs. Corey Graves
Graves plays mind games with Zayn, forcing the ref to get in-between them multiple times. Zayn gets out of a side headlock, then Graves backs himself to the ropes, where Zayn piefaces him. Graves avoids Zayn and rolls out to the outside to stall for time. Ref begins his count as Graves acts like he is gonna leave. Zayn goes out after him and hits a right hand. Graves sent face-first multiple times off the apron. Back in, Zayn catches a kick and hits a series of chops. Zayn with a back body drop, followed by a clothesline that sends Graves to the outside. Zayn with a head of steam and wipes out Graves with a somersault plancha! Zayn blocks being sent into the ringpost and hits a back elbow. Graves rolls out to the apron on the far side of the ring, but Zayn with a right hand. Zayn goes for a shoulder to the ribs, but Graves avoids it and hits a knee to the face. Graves gains a nearfall. Graves with a series of fist drops.
Back from commercial as Graves with a snap suplex for a nearfall. Chinlock applied. Crowd wills on Zayn. Zayn gets to his feet, but Graves takes him back down. Graves pulls at Zayn’s face, then hits another fist drop for a nearfall. Zayn fights back, but Graves stomps away at Zayn in the corner, along with some right hands. Zayn swings wildly, allowing Graves to hit more right hands. Another fist drop for a nearfall. Graves goes back to the chinlock as the crowd again wills on Zayn. Zayn gets free with a jawbreaker. Referee checks Zayn to see if he can continue, but Graves hits a boot to the face. Graves with a knee drop to the head using the ropes as a springboard for another nearfall. Zayn fights back, but Graves with more shots to the head and drives Zayn into the corner. Chinlock re-applied. Graves bridges back to put more torque on the hold. Zayn gets free, jackknife pin for a nearfall. Zayn with 2 clotheslines, but misses a third and Graves hits a sit-out belly-to-back facebuster for a nearfall. Zayn kicks Graves off, but Graves hits the overhead backbreaker for a nearfall. Graves charges, but Zayn catches him and hits an Exploder into the turnbuckles!! Zayn gains a nearfall. Graves tries to fight out of the Blue Thunder Bomb, but Zayn hits it on the second try for a close nearfall. Graves catches the OLE Kick, but Zayn slips out of another overhead backbreaker. Zayn sends Graves into the ropes, but the back of Graves’s head collides with Zayn’s head and both men go down. Graves runs into a back elbow and a boot by Zayn. Zayn goes to the middle rope, but has trouble with his balance due to the onslaught on his head by Graves. Zayn drops down off the turnbuckles and hits a right hand. Ref asks again if Zayn can continue and Zayn says he can. Graves then hits a big right hand that knocks down Zayn.
Winner: Corey Graves via referee stoppage
Graves celebrates his win as a member of the WWE medical team comes out to check on Zayn in the ring. Zayn gets to his feet and argues with the ref about stopping the match as we close the show.
We see video from last week when Corey Graves attacked Sami Zayn and sent him head-first into the ringpost. We go to footage from after NXT last week as the doctor checks on Zayn. Zayn says he is fine, he just got his bell rung.
Name: Rami Sebei Ring name: Sami Zayn Formerly: El Generico Born: July 12, 1984 Height/Weight: 6'0" - 193lbs Hometown: Montreal Debut: 2002
A Canadian-born Superstar of Syrian descent, Sami Zayn is no stranger to the world of sports-entertainment. Having competed in a staggering 29 countries before arriving on NXT, Zayn brings with him an experience level matched by few. Zayn is known for approaching situations with a lighthearted, fun-loving attitude, but opponents need not underestimate his intensity. » More?
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