Sami Zayn has been part of the WWE family for almost a decade now and has consistently improved himself at every turn. Zayn has also managed to turn every single gimmick into pure gold, including his latest one regarding The Bloodline. Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens finally beat The Usos at WrestleMania 39 and now it seems he compared The Bloodline storyline to ‘The Sopranos.’
Sami Zayn’s journey with the Bloodline started right after WrestleMania 38, where he had an unfortunate loss to Johnny Knoxville. Disappointed and seeking redemption, Sami Zayn approached Roman Reigns and wanted to earn back the respect of the locker room.
For the next year, Sami Zayn experienced the highs and lows of being a part of the Bloodline. He worked hard to gain their trust and was eventually bestowed with the honor of being an Honorary Uce, a significant title that signaled acceptance and respect from the Samoan wrestling family. Zayn had finally found his footing and felt like he was making progress towards his goals.
However, things didn’t always go smoothly for Sami Zayn as he eventually ended up betraying Roman Reigns and The Bloodline. It culminated in Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens defeating The Usos for the Undisputed Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania 39 Night One.
During the media scrum after WrestleMania 39, Sami Zayn reflected on the year-long storyline with The Bloodline. Sami Zayn went on to compare The Bloodline storyline to ‘The Sopranos.’
“There are Hall of Famers, world champions multiple times over, I’m talking some of the best ever that have never got to tell a story like this, over this course of time, with this level of depth, with this many talented individuals in front and in back of the camera, especially on the performance side of it. I feel so lucky to have been a part of it. This feels like the culmination of it, but it’s a long timeline with WWE, so even if you think you’ve put a nice bow on it, we can unravel that at any time and call back to it. That’s been the beauty of this story, the number of callbacks. So much of it would not have worked with any other individuals.”
“It had to be the Usos and Roman because that is a legitimate, lifelong relationship. It had to be Kevin because that is a legitimate 20-year friendship. Without that level of reality bleeding into the story, it just wouldn’t work. One of the things that I take a lot of pride in with this story over the past year is… I do think it transcended the classical wrestling storyline. It’s a glimpse into, because of its effectiveness, it could be a glimpse of what storylines going forward, if not achieve, will at least aspire to, in my opinion.”
“Much like you saw with television, how it kind of evolved with the golden age of television in the 2000s with HBO and things like that, and more complex and layered characters. To do this story, if I may be so bold to offer a comparison, it’s almost like the Sopranos. It is, to WWE, what The Sopranos was to television. If I may be so bold to make that comparison.”
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn left it all in the ring at WrestleMania 39 and are now the Undisputed Tag Team Champions in WWE. We will have to wait and see how they will be booked in the coming weeks. There is no off-season in WWE, so odds are fans will see more of this epic saga.
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