Sami Zayn is a very outspoken person in the ring and behind the scenes. This was a trait of his before he took a long hiatus during the pandemic, and he’s admitting to it now.

While speaking with Renee Paquette on Oral Sessions, Sami Zayn admitted that he can sometimes be “combative” with his storyline. He wants to be in control and have a creative input on things. Obviously, this can get difficult in WWE.

“Part of my process is when I’m working with writers, I’m putting my stuff together. I want to put it together. This is how I like to work. I like to be in charge of the idea or not in charge. I like to have my idea. I like to give it to you and I like you to edit it a little bit and make it concise, make it deliverable in the allotted time we need, or in the case of a producer, make sure it’s in line with Vince’s vision or whatever.”

“That’s what I like. I have in certain moments been cold and difficult or whatever, but you’ll find that the only times I will be difficult is when things are being dictated to me. I don’t like that. I’ll admit I can be difficult for sure if you’re dictating what I have to do, especially if I don’t think it’s good. If you dictate, ‘Here is what you have to do’, and it’s great, I’m like, ‘Oh man, that’s great. I’ll go with that. You won’t get any pushback from me.’ But if you’re telling me, ‘Here, this is what you’re doing’, and it’s not good, I will be combative.”


Sami Zayn went on to say that his “problem is that I’m not the best” at “playing the game.” That backstage political storm can be tricky to succeed in. Zayn realizes that all too well as Ringside News has exclusively covered his backstage heat in the past.

Thanks to Wrestling News for the quote

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