Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens In Emotional Win At WrestleMania 39
One of the best stories ever told in WWE got the happy end fans were hoping for as Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens teamed up to end the historic WWE Tag Team Championship reign of The Usos at WrestleMania 39.
Sami Zayn found himself entangled in The Bloodline’s web as he spent the latter half of 2022 trying to prove himself to The Usos and Roman Reigns before he was accepted in the group albeit as an Honorary Uce.
Zayn proved his loyalty to a doubting Jey Uso at Survivor Series WarGames as took out Kevin Owens, leaving him at the mercy of Uso who picked up the win. But still, it seemed whatever Zayn did was never quite enough.
He was put on trial by Roman Reigns and it was Jey Uso who leaped to his defence but at the Royal Rumble, things fell to pieces. After Roman Reigns had defeated Kevin Owens, The Bloodline swarmed the star but Sami Zayn looked reluctant to finish off his old friend.
In the end, Reigns handed Zayn a chair and demanded he use it on Owens but instead, the star nailed The Tribal Chief in the back as the WWE crowd inside the Alamodome went wild.
Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa attacked Sami Zayn but Jey Uso simply walked away and in the following weeks, there were doubts over where Jey’s loyalty lay. Everyone soon found out, however, that Jey was still under Reigns’ spell as he dropped Zayn with a superkick.
Meanwhile, Sami Zayn had been trying to convince Kevin Owens to unite with him to take out The Bloodline but Owens had, understandably, refused to rejoin his old friend. On the 17th of March edition of SmackDown, however, the two men put the past behind them and set their sights on The Usos and the WWE Tag Team Championship.
For the first time in WWE history, the WWE Tag Team Championship match headlined a WrestleMania event and it proved to be the right call as the California crowd got right behind the challengers.
Jimmy and Jey controlled much of the match delivering superkick after superkick after superkick before driving Owens through the announce table. A 1D looked to have finished off Zayn but he refused to lie down, kicking out barely before three.
Despite being totally dominated, Owens and Zayn came back from the brink to nearly end the match as Owens hit Jey Uso with a Stunner. Ultimately, it was Sami Zayn as it should’ve been that finished off Jey Uso with three Helluva Kicks to win the match, the titles, and lift the roof off SoFi Stadium.
The win for Zayn and Owens brings to an end the longest WWE Tag Team Title reign in company history and provides another chapter in the illustrious careers of the Canadian duo.
Whether or not this proves to be the beginning of a very bad weekend for The Bloodline remains to be seen as Roman Reigns will defend his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Cody Rhodes on Sunday night.