Sami Zayn Talks Earning Trust During The Bloodline Storyline In WWE
Sami Zayn is a big part of WWE storylines as a member of The Bloodline who recently survived a “trial” heading into the Royal Rumble.
The Bloodline storyline in WWE is getting a lot of attention these days as the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and the “Special Counsel” Paul Heyman have cast doubt on Sami Zayn’s loyalty to the group.
This past Monday on the January 23rd edition of Raw, Sami Zayn was on trial with Heyman claiming Zayn was actually against the group while working with Kevin Owens, who is Zayn’s best friend and Roman’s opponent at the Royal Rumble. Zayn didn’t even try to defend himself because he was frustrated about the whole thing, but Jey Uso spoke up just before his brother Solo Sikoa was about to attack Zayn. Jey presented video footage of Zayn proving his loyalty to The Bloodline and that led to Reigns telling Zayn he is safe for now.
With the Royal Rumble set to take place this Saturday, January 28th in San Antonio, Zayn is at the forefront again as one of the favorites to win the Rumble match because many people believe WWE should go with Reigns vs. Zayn at WrestleMania 38 this coming April.
During a lengthy interview with Ariel Helwani of BT Sport on YouTube, Zayn was asked if he felt like he had to earn the trust of The Bloodline to be part of their storyline that has dominated WWE TV for most of the last eight months.
“I mean, if I’m being brutally honest here, maybe Heyman is the one I felt I had to convince because I think he’s old school. Roman’s his guy, and Brock was his guy, and he is very familiar with the top of the card. For him to be able to buy into me being a part of the act that’s at the top of the card, I don’t want him to be one of those guys that’s grabbing Roman and going like, ‘Look, you can’t work with him. He just did this stuff with (Johnny) Knoxville’, or whatever.”
As Sami Zayn continued, he spoke about how the other wrestlers in The Bloodline know good he is, so that’s why Zayn thinks he had to convince Heyman that he was ready for this.
“I know Roman knows I’m pretty good. That’s why he said what he said in that interview with you. I know the Usos think I’m pretty good and I think all these guys are great. There’s like a mutual respect. We are peers. With Heyman, it’s a bit more like, you know, he’s more strategic about things, things that I wouldn’t think of. Or he looks at the business in different ways, in ways that sometimes I wouldn’t look at. You know what I mean? So if there was anyone that I thought wouldn’t be on board that would have to get convinced, I thought maybe it would be Heyman.”