Sami Zayn attempted to celebrate his Intercontinental Championship win on Friday Night Smackdown after Elimination Chamber 2022 and claimed he wanted to be a Fighting Champion. This led to Zayn openly challenging the roster when Jacka** Forever star Johnny Knoxville showed up and challenged Zayn to a match at WrestleMania 38. When Zayn denied, Knoxville questioned whether the Intercontinental Champion had what it took to be an A Fighting Champion as Zayn attacked him, hitting him with a few Helluva Kicks to knock him out.
This also resulted in Sami Zayn being challenged by Ricochet for the Intercontinental Championship and the match taking place this week. The fight between the two began on Friday Night Smackdown and saw rising star Ricochet defeat Master Strategist to become the new WWE Intercontinental Champion.
But the outcome could have been different if Jacka** Forever was the star Johnny Knoxville came out mid-game, distracting Sami Zayn and allowing Ricochet to deliver a hurricanrana to the champion and pin him to win the Intercontinental Championship for the first time in his career. Zayn then angrily went backstage and then asked Knoxville to follow him to WrestleMania in Dallas, which clearly meant the two would meet at WrestleMania 38.
Another big match was recently confirmed for WrestleMania 38
Friday Night Smackdown also saw WWE commentator Pat McAfee get his opponent for WrestleMania 38 after the Chairman of WWE offered him a match on the biggest stage of them all. Pat McAfee meets Vince McMahon’s prodigy Austin Theory in WrestleMania 38, the greatest two-night event in WWE history.
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https://firstsportz.com/wwe-sami-zayn-vs-johnny-knoxville-wm-38/ “Why don’t you follow me to Dallas and see you at WrestleMania”; Sami Zayn challenges Johnny Knoxville after losing the Intercontinental Championship