Sami Zayn mentioning All Elite Wrestling on WWE TV may have seemed like an impromptu moment, but looks can be deceiving.
In case you missed it, Zayn took part in a segment on Raw called “The Electric Chair” with Corey Graves in which he answered questions from the crowd. As it came to an end, Sami got frustrated with the questions and gave the audience crap for not asking him about AEW.
Sources tell us the audience members were legit and not plants, but “The Critic of the Critics” was told to mention All Elite Wrestling ahead of time.
The name drop was ultimately cut from the clip on WWE’s YouTube channel.
Watch how it unfolded on RAW in the video below.