Sami Zayn is a key element, backstage



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Sami Zayn is a key element, backstage

Since signing with WWE, Sami Zayn has managed to develop a unique bond with fans. His reliability turned him into an indispensable asset for Vince McMahon, who decided to make him one of SmackDown's star faces. His contract with the WWE was set to expire at the end of 2021, so much so that rumors had circulated regarding his possible arrival in All Elite Wrestling.

The rumors were back within a few weeks, as Zayn renewed his contract with the Stamford-based federation to the delight of fans. In WWE, the 37-year-old Canadian has won the Intercontinental Championship three times and the NXT Championship once.

Sami is also known for his past on the independent circuit, where he fought disguised as the ring name of 'El Generico' In the latest edition of 'Smack Talk' on Sportskeeda, former WWE manager Dutch Mantell shared his thoughts on Sami Zayn.

Sami Zayn is a WWE veteran

"Performers like Sami Zayn are really priceless" - began Mantell. “It is priceless to have an athlete on the roster who adapts to any situation, you can put him wherever you want.

I think he is capable of being a referee too. Fans love him, even when he plays the villain. He likes Sami, he can't be denied. He always gives 100% and is respected by all the superstars backstage” - he continued. Dutch then recalled how the career of the legendary The Undertaker began: "Somehow, I was the one who introduced him to this business.

I set my sights on him when I was in Memphis, you could see even then that he wasn't just any athlete. What if I thought he would become an absolute champion? Frankly no, I have to be honest. I believe that no one could have imagined it at the time.

He had the ability to move quickly despite his size, which made him special, but he wasn't quite as good at recording promos. Vince McMahon realized that, in fact, he never let him talk." After becoming the #1 contender for the Intercontinental Championship, he was given a match against Nakamura after eight weeks.

Nakamura failed as a champion as he rarely defended his title during his 189-day reign. Sami Zayn's first two Intercontinental Championship reigns were entertaining as he used heel tactics to defend his title. With Sami Zayn winning the title again, the Intercontinental Championship picture looks promising again. Fans are wondering who Sami Zayn will defend his title against at The Grandest Stage of Them All.