Sami Zayn

High-flying former Ring of Honor tag team and TV champ El Generico is under contract to WWE as Sami Zayn after competing for EVOLVE, CHIKARA and PWG ... Stole the show on back-to-back nights in matches against Samuray Del Sol at EVOLVE 14 and 15 ... Beat longtime rival Kevin Steen for the PWG heavyweight title in October, but lost it back to him in March 2012.


Why Hasn't WWE Called Up Sami Zayn and Adrian Neville To The Main Roster?

Adrian Neville and Sami Zayn react to Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel's attack on Sami

Sami Zayn and Adrian Neville are dynamic forces on WWE NXT. The athletic developmental competitors make the most of their matches with high-flying maneuvers mixed with incredible cutting-edge wrestling, never producing a bad encounter. You would think with their endless line of superb wrestling performances, they would have been promoted to WWE's primary roster by now. But that hasn't happened for a reason, and it's not because they do a bad job or someone important in the company doesn't like them.

With WWE NXT airing on the WWE Network, company officials want to keep it a "must-watch" show and as the two most popular and talented active stars, are much too vital. Simply said, they are more beneficial to WWE in developmental than they would be on Raw and SmackDown at this time. Their removal from NXT would be a tremendous hit to the quality of the program.

They will likely be promoted to the main roster, but not at least until WWE's heavily hyped signings of Kenta, Prince Devitt and Kevin Steen are ingrained on WWE NXT and/or fellow developmental talent step up and show great improvement. It will likely take at least a few more months for any of that to occur.

Both Zayn and Neville are said to be frustrated with their current status since both competitors have wrestled for over a decade and feel they have proven what it takes to make it in WWE. Their frustration isn't frowned upon though, it's seen as more of a "they're hungry for opportunities and success."

Zayn and Neville are respected backstage, as well as popular. Expect both wrestlers to receive a fair shake since Paul "Triple H" Levesque, WWE's Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events and Creative, is high on both individuals.

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