Sami Zayn Says He's Hired A Manager And Agent For Outside WWE Projects

Sami Zayn is taking outside WWE ventures.

On April 3, Sami Zayn announced his "Sami Zayn & Friends" comedy show, which will be part of the "Netflix Is A Joke" festival in May.

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Appearing on The Ringer Wrestling Show, Zayn revealed he's hired an agent for outside WWE projects.

"I recently got a manager and an agent for outside WWE type stuff. Trying to dip my toes into that world a little bit," he said.

Zayn reflected on on-screen moments where he showed off his range, including his segments with Austin Theory and the golden egg. He said those segments opened some eyes in the company.

"It opened their eyes to a different side of it. The character side of it. Enough people started telling me, 'You're a pretty good actor.' 'Yeah? Really? I always thought I'd be alright.' 'You're funny.' 'Really? I always wanted to be a comic when I was a kid. You don't say.' It made me feel good. I always thought I had a knack for it and all of a sudden, I got to flex those chops a little on WWE. I thought, 'Let's see what's going on outside of WWE TV.' The mentality within the company, in regards to how they approach talent wanting to do outside stuff, has really changed as of late, for the better. We'll see," he said.

Zayn said his idea for "Sami Zayn & Friends" is to be more of a variety show and he has a lot of "weird ideas."

"To be honest, I agreed to the show and...I had no show. 'Hey, do you want to do this thing?' 'Yup.' 'Okay, we're going to announce it.' Uh oh. I better come up with a show," he said.

He said it's exciting to get invested in the creative process outside of wrestling.

Zayn is set to challenge Gunther for the WWE Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania 40.

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