Sami Zayn: Helluva Kick
Sami sure has had a rough run in the WWE since his days as El Generico on the independent circuit. After winning the NXT Championship, Sami lost the title in his first defense to long-time friend and rival Kevin Owens and was shipped to the main WWE roster shortly after. Since then he has had injuries as well as been used as a glorified punching-bag for many other competitors. To top it all off, the “Underdog from the Underground” has been saddled with one of the dumbest moves in WWE today with the Helluva Kick.
Don’t get me wrong, this move can conceivably be effective (I mean, it is a boot to the face of already dazed opponent). The problem is that the move is something that we have seen in many wrestler’s repertoires prior to Sami Zayn, and never has it been used as a move that can put an opponent away. As a result, the move creates a bit of a disconnect with the fans, especially those that are aware of Zayn’s more diverse and impactful move set that he used on the indy circuit.