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Sami Zayn: WWE WrestleMania 38 match with Johnny Knoxville 'one of my all time favorites'

Zayn faced Knoxville in an anything goes match on night two of WrestleMania 38.

Sami Zayn says that his WrestleMania 38 anything goes match against Johnny Knoxville is "as good as it gets" and one of his "all time favorites."

Zayn posted his thoughts on the Knoxville match today on social media. 

"My Wrestlemania match against Johnny Knoxville is one of my all time favorites. Definitely one of the matches I’m most proud of. I’ve had a lot of great matches in my career, I’d put this up with any of them. Anyone who saw this match will remember it. That’s as good as it gets."

Knoxville defeated Zayn in a slapstick brawl that featured cameos from Jackass's Party Boy and Wee Man, pinning Zayn as he was stuck in a giant mousetrap. 

Knoxville responded to Zayn's sentiments in an Instagram comment: 

"I hate to say anything nice so I won’t. So suck it Sami!!"

Knoxville and Zayn's feud began in the build to the 2022 Royal Rumble. Knoxville "qualified" for the match by throwing Zayn over the top rope on SmackDown, then Zayn eliminated Knoxville from the Rumble match. 

The feud continued with Zayn crashing Knoxville's Jackass Forever movie premiere, and being ejected from the event by security. The feud culminated in the WrestleMania bout.