Sami announced to the NXT crowd that he would be out the remainder of the 2015 year, but eyes an early 2016 return. In my opinion, WWE has a few GREAT options for Zayn.
A Return to NXT for one more NXT Championship run
|Sami Zayn moments after emotional victory for first NXT Championship|
Continue rivalry with Kevin Owens, but this time for the Intercontinental Championship
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn have been battling each other long before NXT was ever created. The independent scene has been more than kind to these two. Sami Zayn, as masked luchador El Generico, and Kevin Owens, known then as Kevin Steen, were tag team champions and bitter rivals in Ring Of Honor. There, these two made a name for themselves with incredible ladder matches, and mask vs. title matches where the story they tell in the ring is just phenomenal. Needless to say these two have incredible charisma together, and deserve a better ending then what they got in NXT. Its hard to think about what would've been in NXT with Owens and Zayn had he not gotten injured, but the main roster that is in desperate need of something new could get a huge boost from these two. Owens is already over big time by following the same "prize fighter" mentality that you see Brock Lesnar use. Clearly a heel, Owens needs that interesting baby face that could win the crowds hearts over with his passion and desire to put on a good show, and on Monday Night Raw against John Cena, Sami Zayn proved he could be just that. Sami could come back on a tear on Monday Night Raw saying he just has to get payback on Kevin Owens for ending his title run early and BOOM we are right back in what has been one of pro wrestling's best feuds.
Heel turn on John Cena for injuring him
I know.. I know this one may be a bit of stretch, but when you think about it; it makes sense. Eventually someone is going to have to beat Cena for the U.S Title, and it won't be someone like Rollins. Why not make it Sami Zayn? Isn't that what the U.S. Title is for? Making new superstars have something to fight over, and gain great championship experience. We all know, sooner rather than later, Cena will be back in the main title picture and will eventually beat Flair's record for most ever. Having Zayn come out to a U.S. Title Open Challenge in a sling making people believe he is still injured only to attack John and win would be a big statement, and certainly put Zayn on the map in a way that's logical. Putting over young stars, even though Zayn is 31, is not something Cena has been known to do, but he did it for Owens once and you can tell, in that Monday Night Raw match, Zayn gained Cena's respect. Now again, this isn't until early 2016, but if Cena is still the U.S. Title holder, Zayn should be a great replacement. Seeing Owens as the Intercontinental Champion, and Zayn as the United States Champion could also bring us a great Champion vs. Champion feud.
What do you think the best option for Zayn is? Is it one of these three, or do you have different ideas? Let us know in the comments!