Is Sami Zayn Set for WWE Crown Jewel Opener?

Tensions flare as WWE Raw sets stage for showdown.

by Atia Mukhtar
Is Sami Zayn Set for WWE Crown Jewel Opener?
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This weekend’s highly-anticipated WWE Crown Jewel event just got even more thrilling as a preshow battle between Sami Zayn and JD McDonagh was announced during Monday’s gripping episode of "WWE Raw." Zayn, who has been embroiled in a months-long feud with The Judgment Day, made his presence felt from the outset, disrupting the faction’s segment in the show’s opening moments.

The tension boiled over into the main event, where Zayn’s clash with Damian Priest ended in disqualification. Zayn did not hold back, condemning The Judgment Day for their manipulative tactics and declaring, “If that’s the game you’re playing, then know this - my name isn’t Sami Zayn, it’s 'Rebellion!'"

Crown Jewel Showdown Escalates

The announcement of Zayn’s showdown with McDonagh at Crown Jewel came as the night drew to a close, yet their interactions were far from over.

Post-match, McDonagh rushed to escort Priest to safety, just as Cody Rhodes appeared ready to dismantle "Señor Money In the Bank" at the announce table. However, Zayn had other plans, unleashing a Helluva Kick on "The Irish Ace." McDonagh, an associate of The Judgment Day, ended up crashing through the table not once, but twice, courtesy of Rhodes' Cross Rhodes.

The upcoming bout at Crown Jewel marks the third encounter between Zayn and McDonagh, with each competitor holding a victory over the other. Zayn emerged victorious on "Raw" back in August, while McDonagh leveled the score a little over a month later.

As both men prepare to settle the score this Saturday, fans are eagerly anticipating what promises to be an explosive confrontation. This preshow match is poised to set the tone for an unforgettable night at WWE Crown Jewel, ensuring that viewers will not want to miss a single moment of the action.

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