Since Sami Zayn renounced the title of "Honorary Uce" back at WWE Royal Rumble in January, he has been in an intense battle with The Bloodline. Despite the brutal confrontations he's experienced with Roman Reigns, Solo Sikoa, and The Usos, Zayn feels a profound connection to his former allies, especially the twin brothers.
During his appearance on "WWE's The Bump," the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champion opened up about his complex emotions towards Jimmy and Jey Uso. Under the leadership of "The Tribal Chief," the trio had developed a strong bond that tied them together.
However, when Zayn decided to stand up for himself and leave the group, his feelings towards them became more intricate. "It's like any other relationship, whether it's a friendship or a romantic relationship," Zayn explained.
"Sometimes you drift apart, but it's not an on-off switch. You don't suddenly stop caring about that person overnight, even if they did you wrong, which they have. Both Usos have. And Jey repeatedly has. There will always be a part of me that will remember our connection as near damn brothers.
I do, on some level, want the best for them. I know that sounds weird after everything we've been through, but I'm not the only one who sees it."
Zayn and the team strategize to take down Bloodline.
Zayn, his co-champion Kevin Owens and the recently returned Matt Riddle have been methodically working to weaken "The Head of the Table." They hope their six-man tag team matches against The Usos and Solo Sikoa at Backlash will further expose the vulnerabilities in the faction.
Ultimately, Zayn aspires to see The Bloodline crumble when the "giant cracks in The Bloodline turn into holes that must be addressed." However, there is still another hurdle to overcome before that can happen. One of the primary elements keeping The Bloodline in its dominant position is Solo Sikoa, the younger brother of Jimmy and Jey Uso.
As a former "NXT" North American Champion, Sikoa uses his unmatched aggression and strength to execute the plans of Roman Reigns and his special council, Paul Heyman. Although Zayn briefly mentored "The Street Champion of the Islands," Sikoa remains an enigma to "The Great Liberator." "I don't understand the full dynamic between him and The Usos," Zayn admitted. "He's kinda like the crazy one.
But at a certain point, he distanced himself from me and even The Usos to a certain extent. Roman kept him real close to the vest. His job now, more than it's ever really been, seems to be Roman's enforcer. Even when Roman's not there, he's Roman's eyes and ears on the ground.
He's the one who's going to act out Roman's will ... It seems emotionless and detached, but Roman is keeping him close. Real close. And that's not a coincidence." As long as "The Problem Solver" threatens the WWE, it will be virtually impossible to dethrone The Bloodline.
However, Sami Zayn is determined to give it his all to make a change. Suppose he can't find a way to reach Solo Sikoa or The Usos and reveal the true nature of their cousin's machinations. In that case, Zayn will continue to face numerous battles as "The Underdog From The Underground" before he can claim victory in this ongoing war.