The king of New York Trae Young returned to his kingdom, Madison Square Garden, on the September 10 episode of WWE SmackDown as a special guest of Sami Zayn.
Young was not well received by the New York fans as he became the top villain in the city after he led the Atlanta Hawks to a playoff series victory over the Knicks.
Speaking to Tres Dean of GQ, Young explained how the appearance came together.
"[Laughs] They wanted me to come out, show some “love” to the crowd, and just have some fun. It was such a cool idea. I was a fan when I was a kid and my little brother watched it a bit, so he told me I had to do it when they called. The fans weren’t too happy to see me but it was a cool experience," he said.
Young was ejected from ringside after interfering by choking Rey Mysterio on the ropes.
Though Young was against Mysterio on that night, he did pick the masked legend to be his sneaker colorway partner.
Young is set to return to the Garden on Christmas day when the Hawks face the Knicks. WWE will head to Atlanta on New Year's Day for its Day 1 event. You can learn more about the event by clicking here.