Sami Zayn On Why Kevin Owens Was So Important For The Bloodline Storyline

Sami Zayn Roman Reigns Kevin Owens WWE Royal Rumble

Sami Zayn has commented on the importance of Kevin Owens being involved in The Bloodline storyline.

Now that we are about a year after Sami Zayn started his allegiance with The Bloodline, the current WWE Tag Team Champion with Kevin Owens is reflecting on the greatness of the storyline as well as the role he played in it, as well as Owens.

Fans of WWE may recall that Kevin Owens had a lengthy feud with the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns from late 2020 and in early 2021. Last November when WWE did the WarGames match at Survivor Series, Owens was a key part of that match as Zayn proved his loyalty to The Bloodline by taking out Owens at the end of the match.

At the Royal Rumble in January, Sami Zayn stopped Roman Reigns from delivering a further assault on Owens, which is what led to Zayn turning on Reigns with a chair to the back, which led to a huge ovation. It took about two months for Owens to finally trust Zayn again and since then they have been on a roll as the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions for over two months.

While speaking on WWE’s After The Bell podcast with Corey Graves & Kevin Patrick, Sami Zayn talked about how his best friend Kevin Owens was very important for The Bloodline storyline.

“That reality that you’re talking about is why it worked. If it wasn’t Kevin, the whole thing wouldn’t have worked because for me to be put in that predicament, for me to have my loyalty tested, the crux of all that was that I had this allegiance to someone who’s legitimately my oldest and longest friend in the business.”

“Everyone knows that story, that it’s 20 years deep and all that. So if we don’t have that, the story doesn’t have that same believability. It doesn’t have that same thing holding the whole thing together.”

Sami Zayn continued talking about how the closeness of Roman Reigns & The Usos also helped The Bloodline story.

“The same could be said about The Usos and Roman in part of why that is so successful is because it is a legitimate family. It is a legitimate brotherhood that they all grew up together, so people understand those dynamics.”

“Then you mix Kevin and I who may as well be family, 20 years of brotherhood and all that kind of thing, so without him, it didn’t work. I know he wasn’t the main player throughout the whole thing, but the fact that he was woven in carefully at the right times is what always propelled the story to the next level. It’s all because it’s a real situation.”

As Sami Zayn continued, he also spoke about how the story with Kevin Owens by his side led to them main eventing WrestleMania 39 Saturday with The Usos.

“Even if you don’t know about our 20-year history and you’re just a WWE fan, you still know our history dating back to NXT in 2015 and all that stuff. Of course that heightened everything. That heightened the success of the storyline, but it also obviously heightened how special it was to main event WrestleMania together in a match that really there was no precedent for because the idea of a tag team title match main-eventing WrestleMania, even a few years ago, you never would have dreamed of that.”

“So I think that’s one of the other things that I’m quite proud of. I’m sure I speak for everyone involved in that match. It’s rare in WWE to still be coming out with firsts. The first time ever of blank, or the biggest blank, of whatever of all time, we managed to kind of do that, so that’s really something to be proud of, I think, in addition to everything else.”

Recently on WWE Raw, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens have been dealing with Imperium, so that appears to be the next title feud.

H/T Wrestlingnewsco