Sami Zayn has been working in WWE for a decade now and when it comes to perfecting storylines – he truly has the Midas touch. This was especially true during his time as part of The Bloodline and subsequent feud with Roman Reigns. Now it appears Zayn admitted he had problems digesting his loss to Roman Reigns at Elimination Chamber.

The Survivor Series WarGames match helped prove Sami Zayn’s loyalty to The Bloodline. However, that all changed after Zayn ended up betraying Roman Reigns and The Bloodline at the Royal Rumble.

Sami Zayn challenged Roman Reigns for his titles at Elimination Chamber in his hometown of Montreal and ended up losing. He would never go back to the main event scene after that.

While speaking on Ryan Satin’s Out of Character podcast, Sami Zayn talked about his loss to Roman Reigns at Elimination Chamber. Zayn admitted that he had problems digesting his loss to The Tribal Chief.


“It was a little hard, you know, if you want the truth. It was a little hard because it’s, and I don’t think I’m being controversial when saying this, but I’m not the chosen guy, obviously. I’ve been handed a lot of opportunities and I’ve delivered on a lot of those opportunities throughout my time in the company and I’m grateful for all of it, but clearly, I mean, I don’t think anyone would say like, ‘Oh, clearly he was being positioned to be the top guy or to be the most popular guy on the show.’ Obviously, that’s not the case, and that’s fine.”

“I guess in the back of your head, you’re always banking on your ability to get there, and somehow or another, you just feel like you’ll get there, and then it is hard to get there. It’s almost miraculous to get there, or to get one of these organic runs that the audience sort of wills into existence. You could probably count them on one hand in the last 10 years with Daniel Bryan, Becky Lynch, Kofi Kingston, and myself, and who knows what’s happening with LA Knight, I feel like he’s starting to get a little bit of that right now at the moment, and good for him. But all this to say, it’s like a lightning in the bottle type of thing. You don’t get it very often, and then you kind of get it, and you’re like, the story, the audience, your performance, all of it has like almost it’s just gotten you to the exact right place that you dreamed you’d be, and then when you get there, it’s like, you just kind of fall short and you don’t know if you’ll ever get it back. So for sure that’s hard and you don’t know if you can do it again. Like I said, it’s only happened a handful of times in the last 10 years.”

“I still think the investment and the equity that I have with the audience from that storyline, I think I’ve penetrated a lot of hearts to where I’ll stick around there for a while because I’ve made them feel all these feelings that I was just talking about a moment ago. I took them on that ride and when somebody takes you on that ride and they penetrate your heart, they’re in there, and they got to do a lot to get out of there, you know, so now you’re probably going to cheer for him for years to come. So I got a lot out of that story. Don’t get me wrong, it goes without saying.”

Sami Zayn hasn’t been in the WWE main event scene since then and it is likely he will ever reach that level in his career. Regardless, he is currently happy being one half of the Undisputed Tag Team Championship with Kevin Owens and that’s what he is focusing on right now.

What’s your view on what Sami Zayn said? Do you think he will become a World Champion one day? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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