Sami Zayn’s journey from self-proclaimed locker room leader to Honorary Uce of The Bloodline is a testament to “where there’s a will, there’s a way.” Having lost respect and credibility in the locker room, Zayn began seeking favor with The Bloodline on the April 22nd episode of WWE SmackDown, and the rest is history. This week on RAW Is XXX, Sami Zayn underwent a trial in the Tribal Court. It was ultimately Jey Uso who testified on behalf of Zayn and rescued the Honorary Uce from being pronounced guilty. This was all constructed for a very specific reason since the beginning.
In the absence of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Roman Reigns was previously reported to face Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 39. However, now that Sami Zayn is a huge draw courtesy of his status in The Bloodline, WWE could be changing those plans, similar to the Kofimania story from WrestleMania 35.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed WWE’s plan for Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn on the Road To WrestleMania. Since the WWE Universe is behind Zayn, it only makes sense for WWE to book him in a feud with The Tribal Chief, in other words, “strike while the iron is hot.”
“Studying the ratings makes it obvious that [Sami Zayn] is the guy. Cody can wait, maybe he can wrestle him later at WrestleMania or SummerSlam against Sami Zayn, or you know there’s a million ways to get to Cody and at some point they should get to Cody too. Right now, to me, it’s Sami Zayn’s time.”
In recent weeks, WWE teased a match between Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn, as Kevin Owens is also heavily involved. While the WWE Universe is intrigued by the possibilities, few want to see the Bloodline’s breakup.
“Right now, again, it’s weird, because the goal, you know the goal from the Roman Reigns’ standpoint all along was to make Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn into stars, into bigger stars. That’s actually worked. But, you know, the original plan, what I can say, and obviously, the original plan was not Sami Zayn, and even as late as a couple of weeks ago they were trying to figure out something that’s not Sami Zayn. Sometimes it gets handed to you.”
Sami Zayn has had his fair share of struggles in his Bloodline journey. At Survivor Series WarGames, Zayn proved his loyalty to the faction by delivering a low blow to Kevin Owens. Jey Uso finally accepted Zayn as part of The Bloodline as the stable celebrated their victory.
It remains to be seen whether WWE would push Sami Zayn into the Universal Title picture with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 35. As of now, it remains to be seen what test the Honorary Uce has to undertake at Saturday’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
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