Sami Zayn has worked in WWE for well over 8 years now, ever since making his debut in NXT. Zayn has worked hard to make himself one of the most dependable acts on WWE television and it certainly shows. He also has a sentimental spot for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.

For quite a while now, Sami Zayn has been involved in the WWE Intercontinental Championship picture. He has held it a couple of times and engaged in feuds with the likes of Big E and AJ Styles over it.

While speaking with the New York Post, Sami Zayn said that chasing titles has never been his goal. However, Zayn admitted he has a sentimental spot for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.

“Chasing titles, I’ve never really been like that. But if there was one title I had a soft spot for it’s the Intercontinental Championship. I’m not the first to say it. A lot of guys of my generation have said the same thing about the guys who kind of formed this new style. Early predecessors of the style that a lot of me and my peers kind of use now – pioneers like Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels, Mr. Perfect.


Those are the guys when I became less in love with the spectacle of wrestling as a child and more in love with the actual in-ring story of wrestling, that’s when the guys in the Intercontinental Championship scene, I really started to gravitate towards them. So there’s a sentimental spot there. And I do feel that recently, I have started to become a little bit more synonymous with the championship. And that’s a really nice feather in my cap, I suppose.”

Sami Zayn is set to compete against Johnny Knoxville at WrestleMania 38 in a singles match. We’ll have to see whether Zayn will be able to defeat Knoxville or not.

H/T: Wrestling Inc

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