Sami Zayn believes hard work pays off....with a lot of luck.
When a wrestler wins a WWE Championship, oftentimes, many fans will chant "You deserve it!" to show their appreciation for the work the wrestler has put in, feeling they deserve to be in that spot.
But if everyone works hard and it's the decision of one man to put them in that spot, did they deserve it?
Sami Zayn, who questions everything, pondered on Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette.
"My favorite chant in wrestling, 'You deserve it,'" Sami began with a sarcastic tone. "I'm like, 'Do you? Do you deserve anything?'"
Paquette quickly pointed out that it's the fans chanting it, not the wrestler.
Sami replied, "What about believing that chant? 'I worked hard and I do deserve it.' No, I don't think so. Everyone works hard, with a few exceptions. The biggest source of...malcontent? The thing that leaves me in a state of unease is how amazing my life is and the juxtaposition with how awful life is for so many other people and the sorrow I feel for other people and how I have it so good. It's not because I deserve it. That's the point. I don't deserve it any more than the next person. I don't. I believe it's just mainly luck. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I worked hard. Whatever. Everybody works hard. I'm really great at wrestling. I'm really really good. Not everybody is this good. A lot of people work hard at a lot of things and don't get the breaks. I got breaks. It's time to acknowledge that. Don't ever chant 'You deserve it' at me. I don't want to hear it. I would much rather, 'You got lucky! You got lucky!' That would be more accurate. When I win the WWE Championship, that's what I want. 'You got super lucky!' Not the best chant in the world, but you make it work, people. That's the truth. Hard work, sure, whatever."
There you go, folks. When Sami wins the WWE Championship, do not chant "You deserve it" because Sami doesn't deserve it any more than the next guy. He was simply lucky enough to be picked by Vince McMahon to be the champion.
Also, he's really good at wrestling.
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