Sami Zayn has encountered obstacles on his road to WrestleMania 40, facing setbacks by falling short in the Royal Rumble match and losing an Elimination Chamber qualifying match.

As many would remember, Sami Zayn alongside his best friend, Kevin Owens main evented WrestleMania against The Usos last year. But this year, he has not been able to become a part of the conversation for a chance to compete at WrestleMania 40.

In an effort to secure a top spot at the Show of Shows, Zayn is set to participate in a Gauntlet Match on the upcoming edition of Monday Night Raw episode. The victor of this match will earn the opportunity to challenge GUNTHER for the WWE Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania 40.

During recent appearance on WWE’s The Bump, Sami Zayn was questioned about the challenges posed by his journey, transitioning from headlining WrestleMania 39 to facing uncertainties regarding his spot at WrestleMania 40.


But Sami clearly stated that he felt grounded back then when he was in the top spot and has a similar mindset today despite his WrestleMania 40 status still in question.

“Yeah, for sure. That’s a great point. But I think again the thing that kind of centers me or anchors me and doesn’t let me go too far down that rabbit hole is the fact that it’s not just the last two years. You’re talking about two years. Well, it’s been 22 years that I’ve been doing this. So there have been some ups and downs in those 22 years. Even when I was riding at my highest, you could say the main event of WrestleMania, that has to be the biggest match I’ve ever done, for sure, and having all that momentum going into it, I didn’t buy into the hype. I feel relatively the same now that I did then. You have to kind of be grounded. You can let these losses shake you, fine. But only to a certain extent. You can let these big wins and big WrestleMania matches or whatever it is, all the momentum in the world, all the fans talking about you, you can let it feel good. Fine, to a certain extent. But you have to stay centered. You have to stay centered, and I think that’s the lesson that just time has given. So 100%, again I’d be lying if I said, ‘No, no big deal.’ I’m just being honest here, and maybe I shouldn’t. Maybe I’m sharing too much. You’re asking me questions, I’ll give you honest answers.”

With the Gauntlet match offering a clear path on the road to WrestleMania 40, it would be interesting to see if Sami Zayn can get the job done and punch his ticket for mega title showdown against GUNTHER, much like he did last year at the Showcase of the Immortals.

Do you think Sami Zayn would win the Gauntlet match on RAW this week? Sound off in the comments!

Thanks, Fightful for the above quotes!

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