Sami Zayn proved his loyalty to The Bloodline in the WarGames match and after the show, he explained why he didn’t think there was a pecking order in the group after Roman Reigns.
The main event of the WWE Survivor Series WarGames event saw The Bloodline group led by the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns pick up the big win when they defeated The Brawling Brutes team of Sheamus, Ridge Holland, Butch, Drew McIntyre & Kevin Owens.
While the “Tribal Chief” Reigns is the unquestioned leader of the group, Sami Zayn was the big story of the match. There were questions about if Zayn was loyal to the group, but Zayn proved himself throughout the match because there were multiple incidents in the match where he saved his partners. The big one came towards the finish when Zayn’s best friend Kevin Owens hit a Stunner on Roman Reigns, Owens went for the pin and Zayn grabbed the referee’s arm to stop him from counting.
Moments later, Jimmy Uso tried a superkick on Owens, who caught his foot and Zayn hit Owens with a huge low blow uppercut to show where his loyalty lies. Zayn also hit Owens with a Helluva Kick leading to Jey Uso hitting a top rope Uso Splash on Owens for the pinfall win.
After the match, Zayn was hugged by Reigns as they celebrated with The Usos and their younger brother, Solo Sikoa. Sami even got a big hug from Jey, who was the member of The Bloodline that doubted Sami the most.
Zayn spoke at a post-Survivor Series press conference that aired on WWE’s Youtube channel where he was asked if he was “the most important member of the Bloodline not named Roman Reigns.” Zayn shot that idea down immediately.
“I don’t look at it in terms of a ranking system. I actually kind of resent it, to be honest. Not saying I resent you or the question, I’m just saying … I kind of reject the notion that — outside of Roman, who’s the Tribal Chief, Head of the Table, that’s extremely hierarchical — I don’t particularly care for the rank system. ‘Oh, he’s a step below him, and he’s more important than him.'”
As he continued, Sami Zayn talked about how The Bloodline is a unit and everybody in the group is so important in their role.
“It’s a unit, it’s an act, whatever you want to call it. And everybody is so important, in their role, to the totality of it. Like [Paul Heyman] was saying about the dynamic with how it’s been with Jay and I. Or Jimmy and I. And Solo and I. And — we haven’t done a ton — but Paul and I. And Roman and I. And those are all individual stories, so I don’t think one is more important than the other — outside obviously of Roman for obvious reasons – but I don’t like even looking at it through that lens of a ranking order or whatever.”
“It’s all part of something that really comes together beautifully when you put it all together. Its part of a totality is how I see it.”
Recently, Sami Zayn also talked about why he fits so well in The Bloodline despite not being a member of the family.