Top WWE Superstar “The Honorary Uce” Sami Zayn recently appeared on the Cheap Heat podcast with Peter Rosenberg to talk about a number of topics such as how WWE Chief Content Officer and Head of Creative Triple H told him during his NXT days that he was a slow build and slow burn kind of guy.
Sami Zayn said:
“Ages ago, Hunter [Triple H] told me this when I was in NXT, I forget exactly how he phrased it or why we were talking about it, but he said something along the lines of, ‘You’re a slow burn guy, you’re a slow build.’ I think he’s kind of right about that. Even when I compare careers, Kevin (Owens) and I coming up together. It felt like, in a lot of places, Kevin would jump out at you a bit more. ‘This Kevin guy is great,’ then it would take a minute or two for them to come around eventually, whether it was the fans or the Independents or a new territory or new company, five or six months down the line, ‘Oh, this act is really good and it delivers every time.’”
Sami Zayn also talked about how it all comes down to consistently delivering and how Roman Reigns has been doing just that for the last six years.
Sami Zayn said:
“I think it comes down to delivering consistently. It’s tough to say. I don’t know if you could have plugged me into Roman’s spot and I would have been as accepted as Roman. For me, that character arc, you need to watch that progression. Then, it becomes a thing of, ‘it’s been two years, three years, five years, six years? This guy is always delivering for the last six years.’ It’s a slow and steady thing and the only way to come through is consistency. Being alongside Roman, where the level of investment is 100, always, for the audience and for the company and all sides, kind of put the pedal to the metal on that.”
You can check out Sami Zayn’s comments in the video below. H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes.