Sami Zayn: It Would Have Been Great If Cody Rhodes Put A Bow On The Story, But It's Still Building

Cody Rhodes didn't finish the story at WrestleMania 39, losing to Roman Reigns in the main event and failing to capture the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.

Sami Zayn was an integral part of the story long before WrestleMania 39 and going into the event, with many fans wanting Zayn to either defeat Reigns at WWE Elimination Chamber in Montreal or be added to the WrestleMania 39 main event due to his own story with The Bloodline.

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Speaking to Mark Andrews on My Love Letter to Wrestling, Zayn reflected on Cody's return and how it influenced his own story and the reactions.

"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.' 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," he said.

Cody has moved on to a feud with Brock Lesnar while Sami is back in the crosshairs of The Bloodline as he and Kevin Owens are set to defend the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles against Reigns & Solo Sikoa at WWE Night of Champions.

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