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The problem with Sami Zayn

Whenever a pro wrestler works as a guest referee they normally look nothing like regular referees.








With Zayn it's the compete opposite. A first-time viewer could have been mistaken for thinking he was an actual referee this past Monday. It's not just because he has a regular person's physique. It's also because his look is bland as fuck. At first glance there is little distinction between current referees and Zayn.







I get that not every wrestler should look larger than life. But should WWE really be pushing a wrestler who looks exactly like the average joe? He doesn't exactly scream "superstar" does he? At the very least the WWE should repackage him and cover up his weaknesses.
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They could’ve easily fixed this problem by having Zayn wear a sleeveless ref shirt or just wear a regular ref shirt over his in-ring attire to make him stand out so that he’s not mistaken for an actual referee.

But they even failed at that, lol
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Re: The problem with Sami Zayn

Sami Zayn fits right in with their current roster of refs. If it didn't know who he was, I wouldn't have second guessed if he was a ref or not
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Re: The problem with Sami Zayn

He is very hard for me to take seriously. He's funny on the mic and can hold my attention but he's just trash.

On a different note, OMG @ Ken Shamrock. I forgot how amazing he looked in his younger years.

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Re: The problem with Sami Zayn

Sami is a great talent with an awful look.

Too big to play a sympathetic underdog babyface

Too regular to look like a threat

And now that he's a chicken shit heel, which better fits his look, his ring work doesn't match up with the gimmick.

Dude needs to up the sleaze factor, he already looks like a barista who'll roofie your latte, now he just needs to creep on the female talent.

He also badly needs to change his ring attire and theme music.

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Re: The problem with Sami Zayn

2 out of 3 of the guys you posted are known roid users.....
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2 out of 3 of the guys you posted are known roid users.....
I'm pretty sure it's 3/3 but his size isn't the only problem with his look, the guy literally looks like a CAW. Andrade isn't a big dude but if you put a ref's shirt on him nobody would think he's a ref.

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I get that not every wrestler should look larger than life. But should WWE really be pushing a wrestler who looks exactly like the average joe? He doesn't exactly scream "superstar" does he? At the very least the WWE should repackage him and cover up his weaknesses.
They're NOT pushing him. What are you complaining about?

I swear, I'm SO tired of this look shit. This is how this company got into the god damn fucking state it's in in the first place, pushing people based on how big of a boner they gave the old man and not their talent. God.....FUCK.




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Re: The problem with Sami Zayn

Oh, this thread again.

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What push? What show have you been watching?



IT FUCKING HAPPENED


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