Paul Heyman has explained why Sami Zayn is a regular fixture with The Bloodline and says he brings something to the group no one was prepared for.
At Survivor Series, Sami Zayn proved once and for all where his loyalty lay as he took out his long-time friend Kevin Owens with a low blow and a Helluva Kick before leaving him at the mercy of long-time doubter Jey Uso. Zayn was embraced by Roman Reigns and the rest of The Bloodline after the match with his place in the group looking more assured than ever.
Speaking at the WWE Survivor Series press conference, Heyman noted that Sami Zayn’s connection to the audience is what moved him from guest star to full-time cast member with The Bloodline:
“The dichotomy that he has with every member of the Bloodline. How many times have you seen the Bloodline, absolutely cannot contain a laugh in the ring when we’re in front of a sold out arena with worldwide television cameras. Sami brings a dynamic that none of us were prepared for, and we’re prepared for everything.”
“What Sami also brings is a connection with the audience that none of us can have because we’ve been too busy being the top act in the entire industry for over two years. Sami, to me, from my perspective and the Tribal Chief’s perspective, represents the member of the audience who gets his one chance to step in the ring and live out his dream, and does it so well, every week, that we say, ‘Do you mind coming back next Friday? We’d love to have you as part of the act.'”
“That’s who Sami has become. He’s a guy who was going to get a guest spot on a TV series and he ends up being part of the cast because he’s just so damn passionate and so good at what he does.”