Roman Reigns and the Bloodline put Sami Zayn on trial this week. WWE RAW’s 30th Anniversary show kicked off with an unforgettable angle, and Sami Zayn was found not guilty after Jey Uso jumped in to defend him. That was not the original plan, because they had to nix another angle due to illness, but WWE had enough time to plan that trial.

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During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that WWE knew by SmackDown last week that they were going to air a trial instead. The Acknowledgment Ceremony would have been a big angle, but plans had to change.

The deal is that there was not going to be a trial. That was something that came up to fill the hole that they had from the original idea. Whatever happened on SmackDown was also changed to build toward the trial. Whatever they had planned was to build toward the Acknowledgment Ceremony, and that was out, but I can’t imagine that whatever they were going to do was going to be better than what they did.


It was also noted that, “the trial was an idea that came up when they had to figure out an idea for Monday.” So, WWE knew that they were switching things up, by at least Friday before SmackDown. This game them a chance to figure out the next step in this storyline.

Sami Zayn and Roman Reigns have some tension between them, but it seems that the newest Uce also has some support within the faction. Only time will tell how this ends up, but we are certainly paying attention to the Royal Rumble.

Roman Reigns’ WrestleMania opponent is not The Rock. We will have to see what WWE does in this situation, because a ton of fans are starting to rally behind Sami Zayn for that WrestleMania headlining role.

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