Sami Zayn had WrestleMania dreams after turning on Roman Reigns at the Royal Rumble.
Fans around the wrestling world finally rejoiced when Sami Zayn smacked Roman Reigns in the back with a chair at the Royal Rumble premium live event. The moment had been anticipated for quite some time, as Reigns notoriously treated Zayn bad during his run as an 'Honorary Uce' in The Bloodline.
Zayn and Reigns would go on to have a critically acclaimed match at the Elimination Chamber premium live event, despite many fans thinking the two should have headlined WrestleMania 39.
In a new interview with Mark Andrews, Zayn talked about the later stages of his story with The Bloodline and how he thought it would end up leading him to a match with Reigns at 'The Showcase Of The Immortals'.
"There was a time period going from Survivor Series building into the Rumble and especially right before and right after the Rumble. I 100% thought it could go to me and Roman at Mania and it would be the best story, but that just wasn’t in the cards. We talk about plans, and it’s very hard to have a plan and stick with it, there are all these other variables. A variable pops up, which is Cody’s return. It was a good thing. There was no rejection, he was widely accepted, and they wanted him and they wanted him in the role he came back in. They were happy to see him win the Rumble, they wanted him to dethrone Roman Reigns. The stories even rubbed up on each other, where Cody rubbed up on us, we rubbed up on him, and the whole thing was helping each other. Everybody was lifting everybody. That’s when wrestling is done right. Everyone is elevating one another. Obviously, Roman Reigns is the biggest star, but when you put me in there, because it adds a new layer, even if it’s not something you could say out loud, ‘Sami Zayn could elevate the Bloodline’ because they are a top act. I gave it a new dimension. I helped them, but they helped me immensely at that point. Me interacting with the Bloodline and Roman brought my stock up so much. It was a case of the tide rising for everybody. When Cody came back, it was the same thing. He’s a huge a star, I was rubbing up with him. The tide was going up for everybody. That’s what made that eight - nine month period exciting. It was fun to watch the whole tide rise for everybody involved."
Elsewhere in the interview, Zayn talked about Cody Rhodes' loss at WrestleMania 39. Fans can learn more by clicking here.
Zayn and Kevin Owens are set to come face to face with Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa on the May 19 episode of SmackDown. Fans can see the full lineup for the show by clicking here.
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