Sami Zayn Reacts to Being Told He Might Be On Raw, Talks His History with Kevin Steen, Working with HHH, His Future & More

Nick Paglino

sami zaynScott Fishman of The Miami Herald recently interviewed NXT star Sami Zayn, and below are some highlights:

Being told the night before he might be on RAW:

“Essentially, I had a mixed reaction to it because it was not quite a debut. In a way, there was a weight off your shoulders in that respect thinking, ‘This is my only chance! This is my only chance!’ It was sort of, ‘Yeah, I’m going to be on Raw. Then maybe I will stay on Raw. Maybe I won’t.’ I haven’t been on Raw since, but I was on Raw so that seed has been planted.”

His history with Kevin Steen:

“We’ve just been through a lot together. I’ve known him for such a long time. I haven’t known him since day one, but I’ve definitely known him since day two. It’s been about 11 years, almost 12 years. I’ve known him for a really long time. He is just extremely talented, so it’s not just, ‘Oh good, my buddy is here.’ It is, but he is so good. I’m happy for him on a business level from a performer’s perspective because I have someone great to work with. He really is. In a weird way, it would be us coming full circle if we met in a WWE ring. I’m like almost nostalgic thinking back, ‘Remember when we did this.’ I just remember working him in literally a bar in farm towns in Quebec. I just remember doing these drives in Quebec and just talking about getting out of Quebec. That was the hard part. Now we are here, which is so cool.”

Triple H and the future:

“I have a lot of faith in Triple H as far as in that I know he wants the best for us, for this business and company. It’s not just NXT and his guys, but WWE. So I think he obviously wants us to be featured in the best possible way when it does happen. I think it may be a good starting point, but I have a lot of faith that everything will be alright.”

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