Sami Zayn Still Trusts WWE Will Pay Off Cody Rhodes’ Story

Sami Zayn & Cody Rhodes

Sami Zayn believes that everyone needs to trust the process after Cody Rhodes’ unsuccessful title attempt at WrestleMania.

With the undefeated streak of Roman Reigns going on at WrestleMania 39, ‘The American Nightmare’ Cody Rhodes was unable to complete the story and win the title his father was never able to capture. This was a shock to many fans, who thought the story had built to a conclusion.

In the months building up to ‘The Showcase Of The Immortals’, Sami Zayn had gone from being an ‘honorary uce’ and member of The Bloodline, to being their adversary and eventually capturing the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships from The Usos in the main event of night one.

His own success notwithstanding, Zayn had battled Reigns for the top title at Elimination Chamber in Toronto, where some thought the whole story going in to WrestleMania could be thrown a curveball.

In a discussion with Mark Andrews on My Love Letter To Wrestling, Sami Zayn discussed his own storyline with ‘The Tribal Chief’ and that of Cody Rhodes.

There were two parts to it. One, Cody genuinely did have a lot of respect and equity with the audience, especially coming back from that injury, and they just like him. So, it wasn’t the same thing as Batista returning, who they hadn’t seen in years at that point, and they viewed him as a part-timer. You touched on something, which was the trust. At that point, the audience had learned to trust wherever the story was going.

Even if they were skeptical and even if there were people who were like, ‘Nah, I really want to see Sami and Roman or they should go this direction.’ Over the eight months or whatever it was prior to that point, they learned to…even if it wasn’t what they wanted exactly, we earned enough trust for them to go, ‘Well, okay, let’s see where it goes.’

Continuing on, Sami Zayn pointed out that in some ways the story never ends, and he hopes ‘The American Nighmare’ gets his payoff in the end.

I do think, strictly from a story perspective, it would have been great to see Cody put a bow on it, but it’s still building. That’s the thing that people, it’s so hard to understand about WWE. We build to these things that appear to be these culminations, but there is always a TV show next week.

We look at these things through the lens of TV shows and season finales. Even me, ‘Yeah, of course, Cody has to win,’ but you have to hold on to that trust. I’m a fan, I’m invested, and I trust they’ll pay this off properly at the right time and let’s see where it goes.

Sami Zayn also recently revealed when he got wind that he would be in the main event of the first night of WrestleMania.

With thanks to Fightful for the transcription.