Sami Zayn has opened up about working with Roman Reigns on television every week and explains why he wishes their Survivor Series moment was on free TV.
Sami Zayn has stolen the spotlight in recent months through his work with The Bloodline as the group’s ‘Honorary Uce.’ Any questions about Zayn’s loyalty were answered at Survivor Series when he left his old friend Kevin Owens at the mercy of Jey Uso, allowing The Bloodline to pick up a huge win inside WarGames.
Speaking to Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg, Sami Zayn explained what he has learned from Roman Reigns through working so closely with him on-screen and the one thing that has impressed him above anything else:
“Getting to work with him, I learned a little bit more about his process at work. I’ve known him as a guy for many years and it’s always been very amicable, but it’s the first time I get to really work with him especially now when he’s elevated his game to a whole other stratosphere. One of the things that has impressed me the most is his poise.”
“There’s kind of no way to learn that but to go through it and get it, kind of like wisdom. The only way to be wise is to live and learn. He’s lived and learned in this business. It’s reflected in some of those on-screen interactions.”
Zayn then reflected on the two men’s backstage segment at Survivor Series and discusses why he wishes that segment had been on SmackDown:
“For example, the one we had at Survivor Series, which I kind of wish that backstage that we had done was on television because I think it would have gotten…people would have been able to sit in it a little longer, whereas, as part of the thread at Survivor Series, it was a great piece of the totality of the night, but it got us to where we needed to go.”
“If it was on TV, it could sit and breathe for a week, people could talk and dissect it. I was really pleased with that backstage interview where he would look me in the eyes to figure out if he could trust me. If you watch that back, as I did, he sat in silence in a way that is very difficult to do, especially in a pro wrestling backstage.”
“You don’t get 45 seconds of silence in a backstage, but he did it and it played very well. Each second made it more agonizing and more intense. Obviously, it’s not something you talk about like, ‘Okay, sit there for 45 seconds.’ His poise, ability, and confidence to hold that moment was very impressive to me.”