Sami Zayn is currently in the midst of the biggest run of his WWE career to date.
After struggling to even get the attention of The Bloodline in the weeks after WrestleMania 38, Zayn now finds himself at the service of Roman Reigns. Not that it’s always been plain sailing. On the most recent episode of Monday Night Raw, Zayn went on trial for alleged crimes committed against the group.
Following a withering series of put-downs from Paul Heyman, it looked as though Zayn was in serious trouble but Jey Uso came to his defence. After some pleading and a powerful promo from Jey, Zayn was found not guilty, although he’s set to face a “final test” at the Royal Rumble.
Zayn’s run with The Bloodline has seen him become one of the most popular performers in the company, with fans calling for him to defeat Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Title.
Sami Zayn – “I Could Win The World Title”
Speaking in a new interview with Ariel Helwani, Zayn discussed his future championship prospects. The former NXT Champion admitted that while he could see himself becoming World Champion, he will never be the face of WWE like Roman Reigns or John Cena.
“If I’m being honest. Like, I don’t know about, like I could win the World title, I could carry it for a while, I could go do talk shows. I could do you know, I could do all that stuff.
I don’t know if I’m the guy that you could necessarily hitch your waggon to for the next 5, 10 years, like face of the company for next 5, 10 years, just if nothing else, because I’m somewhat realistic about my physical, you know, like, I’m not as big as, say, Roman or Cena or Brock or whoever. And that’s typically the guy who’s at the head of that scene because they want a certain projection, I think for the long haul.
Could I win the world title? I think especially because of the way the story is done. As I said a moment ago, if you do anything right, fans will buy it and they’ll get into it. So I think at this point, the way things are built, and I’m not saying this is what’s going to happen, if it was me and Roman at WrestleMania, and I beat Roman, and we did it right the way we’ve been doing it right the last nine months.
No one’s gonna go bogus, I’m out, I can’t take that. Because we’ve done it right. And I think I could be a guy who could carry that title six months, go on Jimmy Fallon, make a couple of jokes. Have him do his like fake laugh that he does and all that good stuff. And sure, I could do that. Sure. Probably do it in my sleep to be honest.
But like, it’s just, I understand the company’s projection of what they see as the like face of the company. Not being the champion, the champion in the face are almost two different things. And I feel like I could be the champion, no problem. As far as being the guy that they like, number one, he’s our guy. He’s the poster boy, he’s the ultimate representation of what our company is. I know physically, I don’t fit that mould. So I don’t know if that’s me, like, being self deprecating, or what it is, but I’m a realist when it comes to that.”
Roman Reigns will be back in action at the Royal Rumble when he defends his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Kevin Owens.
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