Sami Zayn managed to win his first title in the main roster after defeating Braun Strowman for the Intercontinental Title. After defending his title against Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 36, he disappeared from the scene, choosing to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This led WWE to organize a tournament to crown a new Intercontinental Champion. Zayn is reportedly ready to fight anyone who can win the tournament and become the new champion. However, it is not yet known when exactly Zayn will make his return.
Some rumors have suggested that there is some backstage hatred towards Sami for refusing to work. Dave Meltzer had stated that, although no one will admit it publicly, The administration is not happy with Zayn’s decision.