Sami Zayn Was Legitimately Upset Over Fan Reaction To His WWE Raw Gauntlet Win

WWE Raw gauntlet fan reaction legitimately upset Sami Zayn

Sami Zayn punched his ticket to WWE WrestleMania XL on March 11, winning a gauntlet match to earn a shot at all-conquering Intercontinental Champion Gunther at the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’.

Despite being one of the most popular stars in the company, Zayn’s win wasn’t the most popular decision with fans, with many online hoping Chad Gable would win the bout and book a final showdown with Gunther at WrestleMania.

Taking to the Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T revealed that Zayn was legitimately upset by the negative reaction to his win, with Booker sharing the following:

"I talked to Sami Zayn actually on Tuesday morning. We were flying to Orlando and we were sitting next to each other on the plane. And I swear, the same thing like you just said, so many people was pulling for Chad Gable in that match and Sami, I said, 'Man, you know, what a match, man.' I said, 'What a match! You're gonna look back on this one day and say that was the one, that was the one that catapulted me to the next level, that was the one that put me in the light and let people see exactly what I can do,'" Booker said.

About the reaction itself, Booker added:

"He was so literally upset about the online heat that he got from the fans. He's like, 'Man, I thought the fans love me. And then next thing you know, I see all this stuff.' I say, 'Man, you can't listen to that white noise. You gotta think about how great that match was, and you're gonna look back on it one day and say: 'Man, that was some really, really good work that I did.' But he still, like I said, was feeling that heat. He let someone down just because the fans didn't think the match was as good as, you know. I thought it was."

Despite the reaction, Booker thinks it was the right decision to give Zayn Gunther at Mania.

H/T: Sportskeeda Wrestling

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