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Sami Zayn returns to the ring for NXT's December tour

Sami Zayn

Former WWE NXT Champion Sami Zayn, who has been promoted for the U.K. tour of NXT that starts on Thursday in Newcastle, is scheduled to be wrestling on the tour.

Zayn, who is returning after shoulder surgery six months ago, is advertised for these dates:

- Thursday in Newcastle
- Friday in Glasgow
- Saturday in Sheffield
- Sunday in Blackpool
- Monday in Nottingham
- Tuesday in Cardiff
- Wednesday in London (live NXT Takeover special)

The only match he's advertised in is for Sheffield -- a three-way match for the NXT title with champion Finn Balor and Baron Corbin. Also advertised on that show is Bayley vs. Emma for the women's title and Samoa Joe vs. Apollo Crews.

Zayn was last seen feuding with Kevin Owens, dropping a NXT title rematch to him by ref stoppage on May 20th at TakeOver: Unstoppable. Zayn suffered his shoulder injury during a match with then-U.S. Champion John Cena on the May 4th edition of WWE RAW in Montreal, Canada.