Sami Zayn thinks he could capture world championship gold in WWE – but he’s probably hoping Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns hadn’t heard that.
Sami Zayn’s time in The Bloodline is looking increasingly fraught despite being given a not guilty verdict by Roman Reigns at his recent trial on the 30th anniversary of Raw. Reigns warned Zayn that he will be given a “final test” at the Royal Rumble.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani on BT Sport, Sami Zayn spoke about the possibility of him winning the Royal Rumble and doing the unthinkable and beating Roman Reigns for his championships at WrestleMania 39, and according to the Honorary Uce, it could happen:
“If I’m being honest, I could win the world title. I could carry it for a while. I could go do talk shows. I could do all that stuff. I don’t know if I’m the guy that you could necessarily hitch your wagon to for the next 5 or 10 years, like the face of the company for the next 5 or 10 years, just if nothing else, because I’m somewhat realistic about my physical, you know, like, I’m not as big as say Roman, or Cena, or Brock, or whoever, and that’s typically the guy who’s at the head of that scene because they want a certain projection I think for the long haul.”
“Could I win the world title? I think especially because of the way the story is done. As I said a moment ago, if you do anything right, fans will buy it and they’ll get into it. So I think at this point, the way things are built, and I’m not saying this is what’s going to happen, but if it was me and Roman at WrestleMania and I beat Roman, and we did it right the way we’ve been doing it right the last nine months, no one’s gonna go, ‘Bogus. I’m out. I can’t take that’, you know, like, because we’ve done it.”
“I think I could be a guy who could carry that title for six months, go on Jimmy Fallon, make a couple of jokes, have him do that fake life that he does, all that good stuff. Sure, I could do that. Sure. I could probably do that in my sleep to be honest. It’s just, I understand the company’s projection of what they see as the face of the company. Not being the champion.”
“The champion and the face are almost two different things. I feel like I could be the champion, no problem. As far as being the guy that they like, number one, he’s our guy. He’s the poster boy, He’s the ultimate representation of what our company is. I know physically, I don’t fit that mold. So I don’t know if that’s me, like, being self-deprecating or what it is, but I’m a realist when it comes to that.”
Despite orders not to be there, Sami Zayn was at SmackDown in Laredo, Texas and ended up eating a super kick from Solo Sikoa.