Sami Zayn is currently signed to WWE and competes on the SmackDown brand as an honorary member of The Bloodline. Last week in SmackDown Sami got The Bloodline to break character by saying Jey Uso wasn’t feeling “Ucey.” Of course, that word has since gone viral, and will likely be a fan-favorite chant for some time to come.

Jim Cornette and Brian Last discussed last week’s SmackDown on the most recent episode of Jim Cornette’s Drive-Thru, podcast. “Oh, I’ve been feeling Ucey,” Cornette said. He then continued to say that Sami Zayn is now his favorite person on WWE television.

Let me tell you something. I never thought that I would say this. But I think now Sami Zayn is my favorite person to watch on television. El Generico certainly wasn’t but Sami Zayn is incredible. And this whole thing with The Bloodline and The Usos and Ucees.

Cornette went on to shower Sami with more compliments as he continued, “Sami Zayn is brilliant. If somebody had written this for him, it wouldn’t have been the same. He delivers it so well because he’s taking the story. He’s taking the content that they’re giving him.”


The sometimes controversial pro wrestling manager said that Sami Zayn was able to turn his delivery into something great. Obviously, Cornette is on Sami’s side in this ongoing story.

He’s turned it into his own weasel-ish delivery. And he’s such a convincing toadying, stoogy, flunky type of disingenuous. I mean, all the adjectives and nouns and verbs and adverbs you can come up with. He’s great. And you can tell he’s a weasel but he’s such an entertaining weasel that he’s becoming the biggest babyface in the business.

Cornette also praised Roman Reigns. He notably praised the part in which he pulled Jey back in when Jey was turning around to hide his face. Cornette said, “And then finally at one point, Roman puts his arm around him and said, Now look if you can’t find your inner Ucey again (laughs). Jey tries to turn away from the camera.”

He puts his hand over his face. And Roman said no, no, come on back here. Come on back here. When he’s doing that, Roman sounds like The Rock talking to him. He has that. Not even the same kind of tone in his voice but same kind of inflection or delivery or whatever what I’m trying to say. But anyway, Roman says if you can’t find your inner Ucey again, we’re going to make Sami Zayn a full blown Uso and then Sami Uso. And the people start chanting, and f*cking Jey is dying. What a segment. You can tell they’ve all worked on this together because it’s not just the writers giving them s*ht. They’re all in on it. They’re working together with it, they’re coming up with some good sh*t. And people want to know what’s going to happen next. And sooner or later. Sami Zayn will be a huge babyface and potentially even in a main event against Roman Reigns in some shape or form. But that was a heck of a segment.

You can listen to the entire podcast below. Jim’s statement that Sami can face Roman in the ring is noteworthy. Let’s see what happens. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Ringside News.

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Shivangini Rawat

Shivangini, a law student, writes for Ringside News to share her passion for wrestling. She joined in 2021, striving to deliver the best content while enjoying her hobbies of baking, cooking, reading and playing musical instruments.

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