Sami Zayn vows to get his payback on Kevin Owens

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Sami Zayn vows to get his payback on Kevin Owens once he returns from his injury, which might not be till the end of the year.

Zayn has been out injured since he last fought with Owens at NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable for the NXT Championship on May 29.

This was his rematch with Owens after he lost the championship to him at NXT TakeOver: Rival on February 11.


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Zayn appeared on this week's NXT episode on the WWE Network and said after the great year he had in 2014, 2015 has been the worst year of his career.

"2014 was probably the best year of my career. And the year end with me on the highest of highs as the NXT Champion and it doesn't get much better than that."

"Unfortunately, it's been a pretty star contrast because 2015 has probably been the worst year of my career. Worst yet, it looks like it's going to stay that way because I probably won't be back by the end of the year."

Reflecting on his 2015 so far, in their match at NXT TakeOver: Rival, Zayn was power bombed four times by Owens, causing him to be disorientated. The referee had to end the match, ending Zayn's 62 day reign as champion.

These injuries lead into their rematch at NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable, but Zayn was just beaten further and he eventually became unable to continue meaning the referee had to end the match. Zayn has been out of action since.

Fans were disappointed with Zayn's announcement, but he had more to say.

"I ain't finished! Not by a long shot! I've got goals," he said: "My goal is to come back better than ever and take back my NXT Championship!"

Finn Balor is the current NXT Champion so it going to be interesting to see what the WWE has in store if a feud pops up between Zayn and the Irishman.

At the moment, Balor will be facing Owens for the NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn. With Owens new main roster status though, it looks like Balor will retain. He will likely be Zayn's opponent when he returns.

Nevertheless, Zayn recognises this in his speech to the NXT crowd at Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida.

He said: "Time heals all wounds. And when it does Kev, watch your a** because I am coming for you!"


Despite his claims to earn his NXT Championship back and being out of action since May, I think Zayn is ready for a main roster spot.

When 2016 comes round and the Canadian is fully fit, hopefully WWE will provide us with a Zayn v Owens rivalry once again only this time on the main roster stage.

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