Sami Zayn arrived on SmackDown LIVE this week with one goal in mind: Continue to degrade Aleister Black’s zest for a fight. “The Dutch Destroyer” had a different ambition: To kick Sami Zayn’s head off.
Zayn brought the fight to Aleister, but “The Ominous Man from Amsterdam” connected with a ring-rattling Black Mass for a statement-making victory.
The match was originally scheduled to take place at SummerSlam, according to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio. However, just three hours before SmackDown went on the air from Detroit, Michigan, Vince McMahon tore up the script for the entire show. Since there was a lot of television time to fill, McMahon decided to have Black and Zayn wrestle on SmackDown instead.