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WWE Unhappy With Sami Zayn Accepting Offer Made To All Talents To Stay At Home During COVID-19 Pandemic

Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn didn’t do his WWE career any favors by accepting the company’s recent offer to all talents to stay at home during the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.

With Zayn not attending any of the WWE television shoots while holding the Intercontinental Championship, the company decided to vacate the title and has set up a tournament to crown a new champion, as seen on this week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that while nobody within WWE management will ever say anything publicly, there is a “a lot of unhappiness” that Zayn exercised the option that the company offered everyone to stay home instead of wrestling while the Coronavirus Pandemic was still active.

The report adds that there are “several people” in the company who are not comfortable about working or taking up WWE’s offer to stay home due to job security, and this was prevalent even before the massive “Black Wednesday” WWE releases in April.

As of right now, the aforementioned Intercontinental Title Tournament saw Elias defeat King Corbin and Daniel Bryan beat Drew Gulak to advance to the semifinals of the eight-man bracket.

The final two quarterfinal bouts will go down on next week’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown, with Jeff Hardy battling Sheamus and AJ Styles taking on Shinsuke Nakamura.

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