Sami Zayn’s push with the Bloodline was complete surprise for everyone involved. At first, Zayn was placed with the Bloodline for a couple of weeks worth of comic relief, but it turned into so much more. Despite a report that Triple H and Vince McMahon never saw Sami Zayn as a top guy, it seems that there is some pushback to that idea.

Many fans wanted to see Sami Zayn in the Undisputed WWE Universal Title match at WrestleMania. That didn’t happen, and Zayn was placed in an Undisputed Tag Team Title match with Kevin Owens against the Usos.

According to a report from Fightful Select, one WWE higher up has clapped back a bit at the notion that Sami Zayn isn’t seen as a top guy in WWE. The fact that Zayn was given so many top positions should say otherwise.

A WWE higher up began speaking with Fightful around the Elimination Chamber PPV, speaking on the progression of Sami Zayn, and the rumors that WWE didn’t view him as a top performer. While the higher up spoke on the condition of anonymity, they said that the company has been ecstatic about Zayn’s performance and crowd reactions.


“He’s headlined a PPV, he is the focal point of our biggest shows. He’s main eventing WWE Raw, and is “1B” for the biggest storyline in the company. Elimination Chamber didn’t happen in his hometown by accident. For anyone to say that we don’t view him as a top guy just hasn’t been watching the program or are fabricating things. We had a solid set of plans in order both for him and the championship. Just because he isn’t competing for the championship, doesn’t mean he isn’t viewed at that level. He’s been the MVP since last Summer, and I couldn’t see many disagreeing with that point,” the source said.

It was also noted that, “internal WWE documents had Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn slated to compete for the tag team titles as far back as November.” The higher up reportedly spoke well of Zayn and “how easy he’s been to deal with throughout his major push.”

Sami Zayn “completely improvised his pre-Elimination Chamber promo.” That promo came off very well, in fact “it ended up better for the company and Zayn himself.”

We will have to see what’s next for Sami Zayn in WWE. Odds are, his push is not going to go away any time soon. Only time will tell if he is ever allowed to make a trip to Saudi Arabia, but odds are those Saudi Arabian fans will still chant his name and ask for him despite Saudi Arabia’s policy on Syrians.

What’s your take on Sami Zayn’s big push in WWE? Is he the guy who will take out Roman Reigns? Sound off in the comments!

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