At last nights Royal Rumble PPV, AJ Styles and Sami Zayn made their Rumble debuts. Although neither won the event, they left lasting impressions to the fans and backstage officials. WWE.com interviewed AJ before his debut which can be seen below.
After their eliminations, they both Styles and Zayn spoke to WWE.com.
AJ thanked the WWE and was asked what could have made the night better. He replied by saying that winning the event. Below is the short interview video.
Sami Zayn told WWE.com that although he has no idea what the consequences are of him eliminating Kevin Owens, he was happy to be a part of Royal Rumble history. Again, his interview can be seen below.
Ski’s Take – WOW! What an event last night’s Rumble was. And what about the ovations both Styles and Zayn received! The fans have definitely taken to both competitors and I can see an easy transition to the main roster for both guys. A possible AJ v Owens feud is there to be had, along with the continuation of the storied Zayn v Owens feud. Or just add all three together with sprinkling of Dean Ambrose and fight for the Intercontinental Title! My fantasy booking is off the chain after last night!
It was just a great sight to see the fans instantly recognize and applaud AJ, proving once again that the fans do know wrestlers that have worked in different promotions. My fears for Nakamura, Anderson and Gallows being acknowledged by the fans are reduced a little bit now.
All the guys I’ve mentioned, if booked right (and we all know that the bookers love to make convoluted decisions) could make Wrestlemania even more spectacular than we hope. And I for one have everything crossed that they do.