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Former WWE Writer Hails Success Of Current Storyline

Former WWE writer Brian Gewirtz has hailed the success of the current Raw storyline between Chad Gable and Sami Zayn.

After helping Sami Zayn defeat GUNTHER to win the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania 40, Chad Gable became obsessed with winning the title, turning heel and betraying Zayn. This led to Gable taking on an “overbearing coach” character and started to belittle the Alpha Academy stablemate

On the recent episode of the Cheap Heat podcast, former WWE writer Brian Gewirtz praised WWE for taking a chance on Chad Gable’s new heel persona. He said:

“Now, you can tell that there’s someone you know, whether it’s [Chief Creative Officer Paul Levesque], whoever, that says ‘You know what, this guy’s an amazing talent, he’s got a great personality’ … You could see him being this overbearing, uncomfortable, truly malicious heel,”

“They’re just letting him take off, and it’s paying off in spades, and it could very easily have been ‘Yeah, no thanks, we’re gonna stick with this Shorty G thing. We’re going to see this out until the end.'” ‘

“And then you’ll see, on a very small section of the WWE website, ‘We have come to terms with the release of Shorty G, aka Chad Gable’ … He’s earned this push.”

Noting that it’s appropriate for Gable to debut this new character against Zayn, Gewirtz said:

“Sami was the same way,”

“It really didn’t work for Sami and take off until he got to show his personality, and show his range, and his amazing talent in terms of being able to be a compelling character and suck you in, whether it’s heel stuff with Johnny Knoxville or the ultimate babyface turn with The Bloodline … Faith in talent pays off sometimes.”

Chad Gable will challenge Sami Zayn for the Intercontinental Championship on Saturday, June 15 at WWE Clash At The Castle.

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