Sami Zayn has delivered Helluva Kicks all around the world, even before arriving in WWE. He would take one back because it landed square on X-Pac’s face.

While speaking to Fox Sports, Sami Zayn was asked about his finishing move and if there are any kicks he would take back. He revealed an experience wrestling X-Pac at CHIKARA King of Trios 2011 where the timing was just off enough for X-Pac to eat a Helluva Kick in the worst way.

“There are a couple of guys that I really smoked with that kick and they’re the last guys that you would ever wanna smoke that badly. One of them was X-Pac. I wrestled him in 2011, and again I was so excited about this match. I have so much respect for this guy, a genuine trailblazer, deserves both Hall of Fame rings, if not a third one for his individual contributions. I’m in the ring with him and we’re having this match; and I guess maybe I ran too fast, I don’t know what was going on, but I absolutely obliterated him. Obliterated him to the point where I could feel his skull through my foot — it’s very hard to explain. Upon contact I was like, ‘Oh that was so much harder than I wanted to do that. That’s too much'”

Sami Zayn revealed that another person he nailed too hard with a Helluva Kick was Jushin “Thunder” Liger, another WWE Hall of Famer. Obviously, Sami Zayn knows when to make it count with that finisher.


You can check out the video below, and the clip of Zayn smoking X-Pac with that Helluva Kick in 2011.

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