One of the most compelling storylines in wrestling over the past six months has been Sami Zayn’s introduction to the all-conquering Bloodline faction, with segments involving Zayn and the rest of the stable the most anticipated on SmackDown each week.
The animosity shown towards Zayn from Jey Uso, his classic interactions with Roman Reigns and the moral bind he has found himself in relating to his friendship with Kevin Owens have made for classic television in recent months, skyrocketing Zayn’s popularity to previously unseen heights and leaving fans hopeful that he will be the man to eventually defeat Roman Reigns for the WWE Undisputed Universal Title when their relationship inevitably turns sour.
Sami Zayn Admits He’s Thought About Beating Roman Reigns
Speaking with The Detroit News prior to SmackDown, Zayn discussed his recent success and noted that defeating Reigns to win the title would be the “cherry on top” of the most successful spell of his career, while also making it clear that it’s not something he feels he needs to have happen in order to be happy.
“When you get this close and you’re in the in the periphery of the WWE Title, it makes you think, well, I’m already here, maybe winning it’s not totally unrealistic. That would for sure be like a cherry on top of everything else. If it happens, awesome. If it doesn’t happen, it still would have all been awesome.
I mean really, since I can’t even tell you how early into my career, probably three years in, I remember thinking, well, this is it, it can’t get better than this. And then somehow each year, it just kept getting bigger and bigger. You would think I would learn at this point to stop saying it, but I am also content with everything I’ve done.
I don’t want to be the type of person who feels like, oh, there’s a void unless I get this next thing, and if I don’t accomplish this, I’m a failure or my career was a failure. Whatever happens, I’m good. It could end tomorrow, and knock on wood, I really hope it doesn’t, but I would feel very complete and very satisfied with everything I’ve ever done. At this point, everything’s gravy.”
Whether Sami Zayn is the man to finally defeat Roman Reigns and end his record-breaking title reign remains to be seen. Especially given recent rumours that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is set to return to challenge the Tribal Chief, and with Cody Rhodes set to return to WWE imminently to fulfil his “destiny” of becoming champion.
H/t to POST Wrestling