Sami Zayn

Sami Zayn Talks Feuding With Samoa Joe, Getting To The Next Level In WWE

WWE Superstar Sami Zayn recently spoke with The Whig to promote next Sunday’s WrestleMania 33 mega-event. Below are some of the highlights from the interview.

On feuding with Samoa Joe and WrestleMania 33: “Right now I’m kind of involved in a bit of a problem with Samoa Joe. Whether that will carry to the show on WrestleMania or not, I really don’t know. It remains to be seen. The card for WrestleMania is always changing.

“Joe’s the kind of guy that when you’re in the ring with a guy like him it really tests you out, it really tests your physical limitations and abilities. For that reason, I like being in the ring with him. I don’t really like his actions over the last couple of weeks for sure. He’s aligned himself with Triple H, which is interesting. As far as being in the ring with him, I really enjoyed my time being in the ring with him in NXT — because even though we’ve known each other for about 12 years, I first met him in 2004, 2005, really the first time that we actually got in the ring with each other was actually in NXT. I really enjoyed being in the ring with him then, and I enjoy it now. But it’s tough, no doubt about it. He’s a really, really tough competitor, he’s 100 per cent legit, so you’ve got to know what you’re in for when you get in the ring with him.”

On getting to the next level in WWE and his goal for WrestleMania: “I don’t know what the next step is for me to take me to the next level. I know where I’d like to be. I’d like to be in a featured match on WrestleMania, not just this year but every year. I’d like to be somebody fans are excited to see what he’s going to do this year at WrestleMania. I feel like I’m not quite there yet. I feel like I’m getting there. I feel like time is kind of the enemy but it’s kind of on your side too, because the more work that you put in and the more you just constantly and consistently give good performances against good opponents and constantly exceed people’s expectations, the more you really endear yourself not only to the crowd but also, that’s also how your career just takes off. It’s just consistency and time. I’d love to tell you, ‘Oh, all I need is one good match against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania and that’s it, I’m set.’ But that’s not how it works. It’s got to be just repetition and over and over and over, and me constantly delivering the goods every time I’m out there, and that’s how I’m going to get to where I need to be — which is in an important match at WrestleMania every year.”

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