Freddie Prinze Jr. worked on WWE for at least a year in the writer’s room. He may have a brief career with the company, but his opinions are respected among fans and peers. Now he has a huge opinion about the state of the SmackDown brand.

On the latest episode of Prinze Jr.’s “Wrestling with Freddie” podcast, he said that although Reigns is the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, another star on the roster is leading the charge each week. And that’s the “Honorary Uce.”

“No one will believe me when I say this, but Sami Zayn is the lead of ‘Friday Night SmackDown,’ he is. He’s the Cary Grant of this movie; he’s the Clark Gable of this movie. Dare I say he’s the 90s Freddie Prinze Jr. of that movie.”

Prinze Jr. made the statement while reviewing the September 23 episode of “SmackDown,” when discussing the opening segment that had Reigns gifted Zayn an “Honorary Uce” t-shirt, symbolizing his acceptance into The Bloodline stable.


The segment received widespread acclaim for the past week as one of the show’s most entertaining promos on “SmackDown” in recent history. This is the second time this week that Zayn received praise. WWE Producer Shane Helms praised Zayn’s work as an overall performer on the After The Bell Podcast this week.

With Sami’s recent work, wouldn’t be surprised if he’ll be in the title contention for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.

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Andre Porter

Andre is a passionate wrestling fan and journalist with years of experience covering the WWE. He has attended numerous wrestling events and has a deep understanding of the sport. In addition to his writing, Andre is also a graduate of The University of Arts with a BFA in multimedia and enjoys film, comics, and all Philadelphia sports. He is also an avid follower of John Cena on Twitter.

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