Sami Zayn has been making headlines after turning on Roman Reigns at last month’s Royal Rumble and making an enemy of The Bloodline. The former Honorary Uce is now set to face off against The Tribal Chief at the Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event. Before the event, he revealed the origin of his finishing move, the Helluva Kick.

Sami Zayn recently appeared in an interview with Love Wrestling where he discussed his return to Montréal among many other things. Sami also spoke about the origin of his finishing move, the Helluva Kick.

Sami Zayn revealed that the inspiration for the Helluva Kick came from a WCW magazine during his childhood. He reached the conclusion to name his finisher after a discussion over dinner with pro wrestler Excalibur.

“It’s based on, if you want the actual history here, I don’t know if I’ve ever actually told it in an interview but what it is, is when I was a kid I had a WCW magazine and I was reading some match results and it said Chris Jericho defeated Syxx, or maybe it was the other way around, with a hell of a kick. It was written ‘helluva’ like that and I thought it was a Helluva Kick, so I thought it was a type of kick. So, I told this story to Excalibur, who now does commentary on AEW every Wednesday, but I told this story to him at dinner one time at Dani’s after a PWG show and then we started calling the running Yakuza Kick in the corner that I would do at the time, we started calling it the Helluva Kick. So, that’s actually the real history of that name,”


Sami Zayn has proven that he could hold his own with segments bringing in viewers despite the absence of The Tribal Chief. His popularity has caused WWE to change plans for Sami Zayn at tonight’s Elimination Chamber.

It remains to be seen what WWE has in store for Sami Zayn. For more updates, stay tuned to Ringside News.

What do you think of the origin of Sami Zayn’s finisher? Sound off in the comments below!

Talha Asad Iqbal

Talha Asad Iqbal is an mechanical engineer who just loves everything wrestling. From spending his childhood collecting wrestling action figures to spending his adulthood writing about wrestling, he really seems to enjoy wrestling a bit too much. Outside wrestling and his work, he loves spending time in the gym and playing video games.

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