After Sami Zayn lost to Kofi Kingston in SmackDown LIVE’s opening match on November 7, Kevin Owens hit the ring to attack The New Day member. Xavier Woods and Big E followed and chased him off.
At that point, everything will apparently be scripted. What was supposed to happen next was for Zayn and KO to charge back into the ring, only to be repeatedly pushed back by Kofi, Big E, and Xavier. The sheet says Owens and Zayn were instructed to “feed” for The New Day.
The above video is cued up to the point where the heels allegedly “went into business for themselves” and left wrestling area rather than engage with The New Day further. Owens can be heard yelling for Zayn to leave with him, Xavier, Kofi, and Big E look confused and the whole segment ends awkwardly.
Video: Kofi Kingston vs. Sami Zayn: SmackDown LIVE, Nov. 7, 2017
You would have to be a mind-reader to know the exact reason why the pair of real-life friends decided to follow their own lead here.
Sheet’s report cites multiple sources reaching out to the pair to say “the duo have been slightly difficult to work with lately and seem unhappy backstage.”
Certainly not the end!!