Sami Zayn and his role in the ongoing Bloodline story on WWE SmackDown has found a fan in wrestling legend Jim Cornette.
Speaking on his Experience podcast, Jim Cornette explained why he was such a fan of the segment on SmackDown that saw Sami Zayn become an “Honorary Uce” and why the former Intercontinental Champion was perfect:
“I want to make mention of this because this was a talking segment that flew by, that was so good that you wanted to hear, that you were involved in and you wanted to see what happened at the end. And when you did see it you’re like ‘ah they got me.’ I know you can’t have that in every segment because you don’t have enough Paul Heymans and Roman Reigns and Sami Zayns.”
“But the first segment – out comes Roman Reigns with The Bloodline; Solo and both The Usos and Heyman and Sami and everybody involved in this was perfect and what they did. All Roman Reigns has to do is stand there and he can talk but when he’s a man of few words because he got Heyman to do the other stuff, it just makes him look like a bigger star.”
“Heyman is tremendous, the inflection, the verbal capacity, the expressions, oh, my God. And Sami Zayn was perfect in this, they did a long tease about how now that they had Solo it looked like they were going to kick Sami out of the group. Even to the point of Reigns saying ‘Take that Bloodline shirt off. I don’t want to see you wearing that again.’ And Sami’s facial expressions and the ‘homina homina’ in his voice and his attitude.”
“Then finally the reveal is that Roman Reigns has him a new t-shirt, Honorary Uce, and oh, then the relief on Sami’s face and now Jey is the one that doesn’t like him, right? Jey is like Goddamnit because he knew that Sami was about to get kicked out. They have built this thing perfect with this dynamic in the group. And everybody’s doing a great job with it and it was entertaining to watch.”
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