Sami Zayn: Bloodline Storyline Is Hopefully The Template For Quality Storytelling In Wrestling

Sami Zayn is very proud of his story with Kevin Owens and The Bloodline.

The Bloodline saga involving Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman, and The Usos (Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso) has taken many twists and turns since it began in 2020 with Reigns establishing himself as the Tribal Chief. Solo Sikoa entered the picture as a member of the family, while Sami Zayn was accepted as an Honorary Uce.

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The Bloodline story has compared to "cinema" by fans online and the longevity of the storyline is unquestioned.

Speaking on WWE After The Bell, Zayn explained why he thinks the Bloodline story has set a new standard in wrestling storytelling.

"My opinion, and halfway through the storyline and seeing the success of it, was that, 'Oh, I see what we've done here, we've accidentally stumbled into the future of storytelling in wrestling.' I think we've laid out a template. I also think, and I hope I'm not coming off arrogant, I don't think anyone will quite match it, only because of the variable involved in it, which are the real life relationship of 20 years of friendship with myself and Kevin (Owens), the real life family dynamic of the Bloodline. The real life relationship of Paul Heyman and the Samoan dynasty. All of those elements can't be recreated. You can have different versions of it, but hopefully, people aspire to do these long drawn out artistic, very emotional, clearly defined characters, I think that's the future. If the success, if nothing else, that's what people will aspire to achieve. I don't think anyone will in quite the same way, but he's hoping that someone does even something better one day. This is hopefully a template for what quality storytelling could be down in the road in this industry." said Zayn.

The history between Owens and Zayn was woven into the Bloodline story during the fall of 2022 when Owens battled against Zayn in WarGames at WWE Survivor Series. The two would eventually come together to defeat The Usos at WrestleMania 39 to win the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles.

Elsewhere during the interview, Sami commented on the Bloodline storyline being "cinema." You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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