Sami Zayn’s current gimmick in WWE sees him as a victim of a conspiracy set forth by everyone in WWE. Zayn has also stopped grooming himself and looks similar to a hobo, which many fans and Superstars don’t like at all.

It seems there are a couple of interesting inspirations regarding his current look. While speaking to Ryan Satin from FOX Sports, Sami Zayn talked about his current gimmick, notably his unkempt look.

Zayn revealed that he took inspiration from Bill Murray’s character from Kingpin. Zayn then added that he was inspired by WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart as well, from a practical point of view.

“I had an inspiration early on from, I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the movie, Kingpin. Bill Murray’s character in Kingpin and the big game when his hair starts going little by little. That was a bit of an inspiration for me. I wanted to have that look. Or Bret Hart from a more practical point of view, where he’d come out looking one way, but then as the match progressed he looked a different way.”


Sami Zayn is scheduled to be part of the Smackdown Elimination Chamber match at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view this Sunday.

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