Sami Zayn On WWE PLEs Having Fewer Matches: I Have Mixed Feelings, I Do Think It's Been Better

Sami Zayn comments on modern-day WWE PLEs having fewer matches.

Since the Triple H era began, most WWE premium live events have only five to six matches. While this could mean that spots on these major shows are more coveted, it could also be interpreted as fewer opportunities for roster members to make a greater impact.

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WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn commented on the smaller cards of modern PLEs during a recent interview with Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp. Zayn admits he has mixed feelings on the matter because he understands it's fewer chances for members of the roster to stand out but also understands the quality-over-quantity perspective.

"I have mixed feelings on it because certainly, as a performer, if you’re not figured in, with seven or eight matches there is a little more real estate and a better chance of getting on. Now, even if you’re in a pretty prominent story, it still might not make (the cut). It’s not to say anything to the quality of your story or performances, but it might not be factored in if there are only five matches," said Zayn. "Five is really not a lot. It’s a quality-over-quantity mentality, which is hard to disagree with. I do think it’s been better. It makes matches that are actually on the event feel important because there are only five. If this made the grade, it subconsciously tells the audience that this is something the company is invested in, therefore we should be invested emotionally. There is a subconscious component to that, that I don’t think is often factored in with fans. Fans kind of know their part in the dance a little bit, and when they see, ‘Oh, this is something we’re supposed to care about,’ they care about it."

The current card for WWE Clash at the Castle has only five matches. Fans can check out the card here.

See what Sami Zayn has to say about the upcoming PLE in Scotland at this link.

Check out the full interview with Sami Zayn in the video embedded at the top of this page.

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