Sami Zayn has been working in WWE for 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 storyline with The Bloodline. That said, it appears Zayn claimed that WWE had doubts about his run in The Bloodline.

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.


Even then, their storyline didn’t end as The Bloodline imploded at WWE Night Of Champions. While speaking on the After The Bell podcast, Sami Zayn claimed that there were people in WWE who had doubts about his run in The Bloodline. That said, Zayn couldn’t name those who doubted him.

“Yeah, there were and I can’t mention names (he laughs). There were doubts as to whether it should even happen I think, even in its early infancy stage of it all.

So for me, actually going back to a question you asked earlier about impatience, there was a point when I was actually very impatient with the storyline and I was almost ready to abandon ship and just say, ‘Okay, we need to start moving on in a different direction if this isn’t gonna go where it needs to go’, because for me, the whole thing, it all hinged on me and Roman getting together finally and the swerve being like, ‘Oh, Roman likes this guy.’

You expect him to not like him, but then he meets him and he likes him. That’s the money of the whole thing is that he buys in. Roman drives the whole story. It works very well even if he’s not there, but because he’s the main antagonist, his decision at the next point in the story is going to drive and propel the story in whatever direction it’s going, so you need him involved.”

Solo Sikoa betrayed Jimmy Uso on Smackdown this week and further intensified The Bloodline storyline. We will have to wait and see what WWE has planned for The Bloodline next.

What’s your view on what Sami Zayn said? Do you think he was responsible for making The Bloodline such a compelling story? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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