In an in-depth discussion with Xfinity, WWE superstar Sami Zayn candidly reflected on his epic showdown with Roman Reigns in his hometown—a clash that marked the end of Zayn's quest for the world title. Zayn still harbors a poignant "what if," believing that his triumph over Reigns would have created an unforgettable spectacle.
However, he hopes that a moment of such magnitude may lie in his future. "It would have been the perfect fairytale conclusion had I managed to dethrone Roman," Zayn shared, his voice tinged with regret. "Looking back years from now, I believe this will be a significant chapter in a broader narrative.
Whether or not the outcome was the right one remains uncertain. But I have no doubt that had I seized victory that night in Montreal, or perhaps at WrestleMania, and it would have been a moment frequently revisited and celebrated."
Zayn's Optimism Amid Defeat
Zayn remains optimistic, believing that the match he shared with Reigns was extraordinary in its own right.
"What we did was special. As evidenced by the ongoing story with The Usos and Roman, some captivating moments remain in this narrative. Only time will reveal the full scope of its impact," he added. Zayn further likened his defeat to the historical event when Brock Lesnar shattered Undertaker's winning streak, a moment that reverberated throughout the wrestling world.
"I'm not sure if it's an apt comparison, but Brock ending Undertaker's streak felt similar," Zayn suggested. "It was such a jolt. I remember watching it with Juice Robinson—we both felt confounded by the outcome." In the face of adversity, Zayn remains philosophical.
"It's hard to say whether it was the right decision. We might not know until years later. The ripple effect of such a moment can only be seen in hindsight. This may be the first chapter in my grand narrative to clinch the 'big one ultimately.'
It seems we'll have to wait and see." So, even in defeat, Sami Zayn remains hopeful. Whether he will eventually ascend to the apex of WWE glory remains to be seen. But as Zayn has illustrated, sometimes, the journey tells a more remarkable story than the destination itself.