Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn Hell in a Cell 2021 WWE Universal Championship Match WWE

Sami Zayn is the next Universal Championship challenger. It sounds hard to believe

but stranger things have happened in WWE. Many expected King Xavier

to emerge as the next challenger, but he wasn't even on SmackDown this week.

Not only this, but there was a Black Friday Battle Royal to determine Roman Reigns' next opponent.

In the battle royal, it seemed as though Jeff Hardy won

but Sami Zayn snuck in from behind to eliminate him and win the match.

His moment was taken away as Kayla Braxton announced that Brock

Lesnar would be returning to SmackDown next week.

That will have implications of its own, but here are five reasons why Sami Zayn was chosen as Roman Reigns' next Universal