Sami Zayn: Bio
A Canadian-born Superstar of Syrian descent, Sami Zayn is no stranger to the world of sports-entertainment. Having competed in a staggering 29 countries before arriving on NXT, Zayn brings with him an experience level matched by few.
Zayn is known for approaching situations with a lighthearted, fun-loving attitude, but opponents need not underestimate his intensity. His in-ring presence incorporates an eclectic blend of styles, from his explosive aerial moves to his hard-hitting strikes, Zayn is capable of taking down virtually any Superstar on the NXT roster. He has put his vast array of skills on full display with show stealing matches against the likes of Cesaro, Tyler Breeze, Neville and John Cena.
He is one of the most resilient Superstars to step foot in an NXT ring. In the face of adversity and people who doubted he had the mettle to be a champion, Zayn went on a self-imposed road to redemption, a last-ditch effort to capture the NXT Championship. At TakeOver: R Evolution, Zayn proved everyone wrong and defeated Neville to become champion.
After suffering a major setback in the form of a shoulder injury, Zayn has returned extremely determined to become the first-ever two-time NXT Champion.
With adaptability and determination on his side, Zayn has positioned himself as a major player for years to come.