Sami Zayn On The Bloodline Storyline – “I Think It Will Be Remembered”
Sami Zayn has reflected on the massive impact of The Bloodline storyline in WWE that has seen him receive the biggest push of his career.
In one week’s time on February 18th, Sami Zayn will challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship (the WWE & Universal Titles) at the Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event in his hometown of Monreal. That match is happening even though for the past eight months or so, Zayn was an ally of Reigns and The Bloodline.
The once-unified Bloodline stable fell apart at the Royal Rumble on January 28th. After Reigns, The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) and Solo Sikoa beat of Kevin Owens after handcuffing him to the ropes, Zayn refused to take part because Owens is his best friend. Zayn didn’t want to see Owens suffer more and the 50,000+ fans at the Alamodome in San Antonio loved Zayn for it because we have all seen how much of a bully Reigns has been in the storyline.
That led to Sami Zayn hitting Roman Reigns in the back with a steel chair, which the fans loved. Jey Uso refused to help and he walked away, which caused serious dissension within The Bloodline as a group.
All of this will lead to Reigns defending the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Zayn at Elimination Chamber.
To help promote Elimination Chamber, Sami Zayn appeared on The Sick Podcast to talk about the very successful storyline that he is right in the middle of.
“When you’re in it, it doesn’t seem that crazy. I think it’s one of those things where, because I’m in the middle of it. I’m so close to it that [it doesn’t seem crazy]. I realize that people are enjoying it. I even see the reaction of like, people that are mildly into wrestling seem to be more drawn into wrestling as of late because of this story. I think it’s that kind of story that it’s actually brought some people even back which is amazing.”
“I can hear fans say, ‘Oh, I checked out of wrestling for a few years but then your feud with Kevin Owens brought me back or this story with The Bloodline brought me back.’ That’s a really rewarding thing to hear. For sure, I do realize that this is a very special story. I think everybody who’s performing in it at this point realizes, ‘Oh, yeah, this one will be remembered.'”
As Sami Zayn continued, he spoke about how there are so many good wrestlers in the business today and a lot of great matches, so it’s harder to create and be part of a story that will be remembered for a long time. In this case, Sami believes The Bloodline’s story will be remembered as something special.
“What’s harder than doing something good is doing something memorable. If you can do something memorable in 2023, and I don’t even care what it is like, if it’s a podcast, if it’s a song, if it’s a viral thing [it doesn’t matter].”
“A lot of that stuff just comes and goes with the wind. Every day there’s a new one, every week there’s a new one. If you can do something with some lasting impact that people will talk about in 10-15 years, that’s huge. That’s huge nowadays. I think we stumbled onto something with this one. I think it will be remembered.”
Sami Zayn also talked about the possibility of bringing back his classic “Worlds Apart” theme song and why Elimination Chamber in Montreal might be the perfect place to do it.