Montreal's reaction to Sami Zayn was nothing short of spectacular.
At WWE Elimination Chamber, Sami Zayn challenged Roman Reigns for the Undisputed Universal Championship in front of his hometown fans. Though the night didn't end with Sami dethroning Roman, the ovation he received from those in attendance, both at Elimination Chamber and SmackDown, couldn't be characterized as anything other than special.
Speaking during the post-show press conference, Triple H was asked about Montreal's reaction to Zayn, saying that he knew the roof would be blown off of the Bell Centre.
"For the average person or the average performer, if they were there the night before, they get a huge reaction, somewhere in my mind, I would expect, ‘tomorrow will be good, it might not quite be what it was tonight because they haven’t seen him for a long time. Tonight is the first night, tomorrow is the second time, and maybe a lot of the same people, maybe not. If it’s the same, it’ll be great, but if it’s slightly less, really good.’ For me, tonight, and last night, even just seeing the reaction that everything got, that Sami got, I had no doubt. I thought (at SmackDown), ’as good as that was tonight, he is going to blow the roof off this place tomorrow and when they see Roman, those special chants that they’re doing are going to be deafening. It’s a feel. Pat Patterson, he used to always say, ‘it’s just a feel. This is what’s going to happen, and I know it, it’s a feel. I can’t tell you why, it’s just my gut. Go with your gut.’ It was a feel. Last night, I watched Sami, I watched everything that happened, and I thought, ‘tomorrow is going to destroy this. It’s going to be at another level,’ and it was. It’s just a feel. I felt it, I knew what it was going to be tonight, and thankfully I was right. Sami blew the roof off this place, it was spectacular," he said.
Elsewhere during the press conference, Triple H commented on a potential WWE sale. Click here to read more.
Sami Zayn also spoke following the show, saying that he felt strangely detached. Click here to read his comments.
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