Sami Zayn has a rare talent to bring any character or gimmick to life. He has proven this through his successful tenure as Intercontinental Champion, and has solidified himself as one of the elite talents on the WWE roster. Many fans and fellow wrestlers believe that Zayn has the potential to defeat Roman Reigns and claim the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 39. His ability to adapt and excel in any role given to him makes him a formidable opponent and a strong contender for the title. It seems Zayn’s possible WWE Title reign could be blocked by WWE’s deal with Saudi Arabia.
Sami Zayn’s story arc with “The Bloodline” has been unfolding for several months and has quickly become one of the most intricate and expertly crafted storylines in recent memory. The story has received widespread acclaim, including praise from renowned wrestling commentator Jim Cornette. Cornette’s commendation of Zayn’s performance was unexpected and a testament to the depth and nuance of the storyline, as well as Zayn’s ability to bring it to life.
Despite being a regular on WWE programming, Sami Zayn’s Syrian heritage as a Syrian has resulted in him being excluded from performing at events in Saudi Arabia. However, this did not prevent fans from vocally expressing their support for him during the press conference for the November 2020 Crown Jewel event held in Riyadh. They chanted his name, showing their appreciation for the wrestler, despite his absence from the event.
While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer was asked whether the Saudis could prevent Sami from becoming World Champion. Meltzer noted that it could be the case.
“Yes, because Saudi Arabia would want the top guy and the champion. But John Cena hasn’t gone to Saudi Arabia lately [since 2018’s Greatest Royal Rumble.] And he’s a much bigger star than Sami. It’s something, but it’s not a death knell to him.
They’re not going to make him the top guy. They can still make him the champion. Does Saudi Arabia play a part in the sense that they don’t want him in Saudi Arabia and he doesn’t want to go to Saudi Arabia anyway? And if he’s the champion, and they have a show coming up? Yes, that’s absolutely a factor. And it’s a really good point.”
Sami Zayn is also not seen as the face of WWE internally. WWE never planned on making Sami Zayn a massive superstar during the bloodline storyline. We will have to wait and see what happens with Sami Zayn in the coming weeks. In the meantime, keep checking back with Ringside News for more.
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