Chris Jericho vs Sami Zayn
September 25, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
WWE Clash of Champions
Solid, well worked match. Sami Zayn is so likable but WWE has rendered him to midcard status thanks to all the jobs he’s done (including this one) when they should instead be building him. There’s not one reason a veteran like Jericho should’ve won this match over an up and comer like Zayn.
They botched Zayn’s DDT spot, but it’s so difficult to do that there are going to be times when that happens. Chris Jericho didn’t seem ready to take it, but it wasn’t an obvious botch like most blown spots are. Otherwise this was heated and built well with good finishing sequences, but the frustration over who went over took away from the enjoyment of this match.
This match is only available on the WWE Network, but here’s a clip: