Johnny Knoxville appeared on WWE television back in January 2022 and immediately got into feud with Sami Zayn. It culminated in a match at WrestleMania 38, which was well-received by fans. In fact, a new revelation about the match has now come to light.

Knoxville emerged victorious, and even two years later, he still hasn’t spoken positively of Zayn. In an interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Knoxville mentioned working with Zayn and shared that after their match, they received a standing ovation in the Gorilla Position backstage.

You mean that lowdown and dirty Sami Zayn? I still want to punch him in his stupid face.

Aside from having to actually look at Sami’s big, dumb face, I was thrilled with the match (at WrestleMania 38). Afterward, it felt like we did something special. To walk in backstage into (the) Gorilla (Position), I think they call it, they stood up and clapped and those guys and girls have seen it all. For them to clap, I took it as a big compliment.


Although reluctant to praise Zayn, Knoxville conceded that Zayn did an exceptional job in the match, even in defeat. Additionally, he expressed delight in having his associates present, particularly highlighting Wee Man’s body slam on Zayn as the match and the night’s standout moment.

And I hate to say anything good about Sami Zayn, but he did an amazing job in that match, an amazing job losing, I should point out.

And I was happy to have my guys there. Wee Man body slamming Sami was the highlight of the match and the whole night.

At WrestleMania 39, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens made history by headlining the event and securing victory over The Usos (Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso) to claim the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships.

Amidst the celebration of their triumph, Johnny Knoxville was spotted in the crowd, not being happy about Zayn’s win. Nevertheless, we will have to wait and see if Knoxville will ever return to WWE television again.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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