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Sami Zayn Claims He’s Not Close To Returning To The WWE

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Sami Zayn Says He Needs A Few More Months To Rehab

Sami Zayn was a guest on today’s episode of Talk Is Jericho is podcast hosted by Chris Jericho. Sami Zayn spoke on his current rehab process, indication that he has been rehabbing at the WWE Performance Center, but is not close to returning to the ring quite yet.

Sami Zayn stated “I’m not even close, I need a few more months” when speaking about his return to the WWE.

Although not noted on the podcast, the interview was recorded at the end of November. Chris Jericho was in Montreal playing a concert with his band Fozzy, and scheduled an interview with Sami while he was in town.

The WWE aired vignettes this past week on RAW indicating he is returning soon. Initial reports were that he would be cleared something in February, which seems to line up with him saying he needs a few more months.

Sami Zayn underwent two surgeries, seven weeks apart to repair torn rotator cuffs in each arm.

Listen to the full episode of Talk Is Jericho: The Mental State Of Sami Zayn

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WWE Files Trademark For Possible New Characters

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WWE filed three new trademarks on July 15, 2019.

As first reported by PWInsider, WWE filed trademarks for “Smackville”, “The O.C”, and “Shorty G”.

The only confirmed usage is the Smackville name, which is an up-coming WWE Network special on July 27, 2019.

Although not confirmed, several are speculating The O.C could stand for “Original Club”, in reference to Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, and AJ Styles.

Below are the trademark filings from the United States Trademark Office.

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Former Shane Strickland To Make 205 Live Debut This Tuesday

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Isiah “Swerve” Scott, fka Shane Strickland is set to make his 205 Live debut this Tuesday against Drew Gulak.

Scott signed with WWE earlier this year following a battle with Lucha Underground to be released from his contract. He had a successful run with MLW, as well as the independent scene.

Since debuting with NXT, he underwent a name change from Shane Strickland to Isiah “Swerve” Scott.

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MJF Signs Multi-Year Deal With All Elite Wrestling

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MJF has extended his current contract with All Elite Wrestling, converting it into a multi-year deal.

The company posted a video today on social media which shows MJF signing the new deal. MJF was initially signed to a short-team deal with the company in January.

MJF also has a contract with Major League Wrestling, where he debuted in 2017. His MLW contract allows him to work outside the company.

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