Sami Zayn on the Segment That Got Him Over



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Sami Zayn on the Segment That Got Him Over

Sami Zayn is a rising WWE Superstar and he recently spoke about The Segment that got him over with Vince McMahon. He spoke about it on Oral Sessions which is hosted by Ranee Paquette. Sami revealed that he has a lot more creative control over his promos than people may believe.

According to him, only the top superstars do not have a lot of creative control. “I have a fair bit,” Zayn said. “I heard Jon’s (Moxley) now infamous podcast. And I understand; that frustration exists to a certain extent for all the talent.

Anyone who is remotely creative and this is excluding WWE and wrestling even. “If you an artistic and creative person who wants to do things, the higher up you get, the less creative control you have. So it’s a weird relationship between rising and having creative freedom.

And that’s the battle between the two. I’m pretty fortunate that I’ve had a lot of my ideas go through. Kind of shocking amounts actually, especially in the last two years”.

Sami Zayn on the Segment that Got Him Over with Vince McMahon

Sami stated that Vince McMahon started trusting Sami after one of the matches in which he was a special guest referee.

“You never know which segment is going to open their eyes,” Zayn pointed out. “I thought I was doing some really good mic work as a bad guy, even before all this. But then there was this one day where I was like the guest referee for Kevin (Owens) vs.

Seth (Rollins). I was just doing me; I didn’t even have any mic time. I was just bantering and the camera would pick it up when I was being a ref. “When I got to the back they were all just doubled over. Vince was like “you’ve got the gift of gab!” And I wasn’t even cutting a promo; I was being a ref.

But they just started seeing me in this new light where ‘this guy, he can do so much.’ I think they saw a broader vision for me in that moment. There was a new trust, maybe to not carry a segment, but that I could be a trusted guy”. Sami Zayn also stated that he works with the WWE’s creative team and all his promos are a group effort.