WATCH: Sami Zayn Returns on SmackDown in WWE ThunderDome

sami zayn returns friday night smackdown video

“The Great Liberator” Sami Zayn made his return to SmackDown tonight and he’s still claiming to be the Intercontinental Champion. 

It all went down Friday night after Jeff Hardy defeated Shinsuke Nakamura in the opening match of the show while AJ Styles was on commentary.

He then walked to top the of the stage with his belt only to be confronted by the returning Zayn. 

As you’ll recall … Sami last defended the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania 36, but was stripped of the title after making a decision to stay home amidst the pandemic.

Since then, he’s continued to call himself the IC champion on social media.

Watch his return in the video below.