Sami Zayn was drafted over to the SmackDown brand alongside Shinsuke Nakamura as part of October’s WWE Draft, but the former NXT Champion found a way to invade Monday Night Raw this week when he revealed that he had been granted a managerial license.
Zayn represented Mojo Rawley after he was attacked by Kevin Owens backstage a few minutes before Owens headed to the ring looking for The AOP. Rawley was an innocent bystander who managed to annoy Owens, but the former Universal Champion didn’t feel any remorse for his actions and went after Rawley with a pipe when Zayn and his newest client made their way to the ring.
AOP didn’t come out to meet Owens, so KO took out his anger on Rawley before heading backstage and continuing to hunt for the former NXT Tag Team Champions.
One superstar who has finally come out from backstage in recent weeks is former NXT Champion Aleister Black, The Dutch Destroyer was looking for someone to knock on his door and pick a fight and Buddy Murphy was the man who decided to make the first move.
This week on Raw it was made official that Murphy and Black would do battle at TLC in just six days time following on from a brawl that the two men were part of last week. Off the back of this announcement, Black took on Akira Tozawa and was able to send quite a message to Murphy when he hit a thunderous Black Mass that looked as though it hit the former Cruiserweight Champion clear on the chin.
At present, there are a number of matches that have been made official for TLC, since WWE also announced that Bray Wyatt will face The Miz, Roman Reigns faces Baron Corbin in a TLC match and The New Day defend their Tag Team Championships against The Revival.