Last week, Sami Zayn “exposed” Bobby Lashley by bringing in a trio of impostors posing as the former ECW Champion’s sisters, all of whom spilled some supposed dirt meant to sully Lashley’s family-man reputation. Spurred on by the swift wrath of social media and WWE management, Zayn took to the ring on Monday to publicly apologize for the stunt. He did not, however, walk back his own accusations that Lashley was a bully and a liar hiding behind a genial image, and he doubled down on his belief that he had done the right thing when all was said and done.
Much like last week, Zayn’s trash-talking brought out Lashley, though this time, the big man didn’t raise a hand to the former NXT Champion. Instead, he offered a Memorial Day salute to the WWE Universe, told Zayn that his actual sisters found him entertaining and offered to settle their differences at WWE Money in the Bank. When Zayn accepted, Lashley offered a preemptive mea culpa of his own: “I apologize for everything that I’m gonna do to you at Money in the Bank.” Given that Lashley had squeezed Zayn’s hand so hard that he was writhing on the mat, it’s looking like that’s anything but an empty apology.