That’s not something you often hear. There are many different ways to present a wrestling story and some of them are a lot more logical than others. Sometimes you will see something that has not been presented in a long time and that can often make for some interesting results. That is the case again, and now we have more of an explanation of where a SmackDown star has been.

SmackDown’s Sami Zayn appeared on this week’s edition of the Bump and explained his recent absence from WWE television. Zayn said that he should not have been talking about the reason, but said that they were “legal issues”. Zayn hinted that the issues were related to his conspiracy theories. This is likely a storyline, as Zayn appeared on last week’s edition of SmackDown, defeating Dominick Mysterio.

Maybe he needs a good lawyer. Check out the full show (with Zayn’s debut at about 52:30), plus what Zayn can do when he is around:

Samoa Joe, Cesaro and Sami Zayn join the show: WWE’s The Bump, Sept. 1, 2021

Dominik Mysterio vs. Sami Zayn: SmackDown, Aug. 27, 2021

Paul Heyman proves Sami Zayn’s conspiracy theory: WWE Talking Smack, Mar. 13, 2021

Opinion: This certainly sounds kayfabe and there is nothing wrong with coming up with something a little out of the box. You can only do so much with the same ideas over and over again so it makes sense to twist things up a bit. That is what we seem to be getting here, though there is every chance that Zayn threw this out there for a quick idea. Given that he has already been back on SmackDown within the last week, it is a little odd to imagine him being gone full time again.

What do you think of Zayn’s storyline? Where do you see it going? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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