- GulfNews.com has about new NXT Champion Sami Zayn, noting that the Syrian-born star "could be the success story that will bring wrestlers from the Middle East and India into the wrestling entertainment brand." They also posted comments from where Triple H stated that he thinks Zayn will get over slowly with the fanbase.
"I do think he can succeed, I think it would take some time, he is the slow built kind of guy," Triple H said of Zayn. "Every time you see him he wins you over with that emotion and that quality and that realness. He lets you inside who he is as a person, you know it's very Steamboat-esque, in a way, that level of emotional connection to a talent that takes you and really invests you in him as a person and a character. His growth curve has been phenomenal, he had all the tools, but to see him do what he's done in a relatively short period of time is awesome and I can't wait for him to get that opportunity on the [main] roster."