The Independent Files – KO (Kevin Steen) vs. Sami Zayn (El Generico)

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Welcome back to “The Independent Files,“ where we at Nerdopotamus usually share a match featuring two WWE wrestlers, but not from their time on the big stage. No, these matches are from their time on the independent circuit. There used to be a time when indie experience was frowned upon in Vince McMahon’s company, but not anymore!

Nowadays, the indies are essentially the territories, and Triple H is Vinny Mac in the early-mid ’80s, going around, cherry picking the best talent out there. That’s how we ended up with the current WWE landscape. Look at their roster. Seth Rollins? Indie experience. Dean Ambrose? Indie experience. Same goes for Adrian Neville, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Austin Aries, Becky Lynch, Daniel Bryan, Finn Balor, Cesaro, AJ Styles, Luke Harper, King Barrett, Sheamus, and of course, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, as well as many others.

For this installment, we decided to showcase another match from the storied rivalry between Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. This is a free match from CZW that was published yesterday. No doubt to capitalize on the fact that tonight at WWE Battleground 2016, Sami and KO will have what has been hyped as their final battle. I assume CZW wants to get some more eyes on their product. This is a great way to do it.

My hype for Zayn versus Owens tonight is too real. Can’t wait to see it!


Walter Winchester