Sami Zayn: Bio
A Canadian-born Superstar of Syrian descent, Sami Zayn brought with him an experience level matched by few when he arrived in WWE. After all, how many Superstars can say they have competed in a staggering 29 countries?
Known as an honorable competitor who approached situations with a lighthearted, fun-loving attitude, Zayn changed his tune at WWE Hell in Cell 2017 when he interfered in the main event and helped his old friend Kevin Owens overcome Shane McMahon.
From that moment on, Zayn and his greatest-rival-turned-closest-ally began to strut around SmackDown, displaying chips on their shoulders, complaining that they were being treated unfairly and mocking everyone in sight.
Like him of loathe him, no one could afford to underestimate Zayn’s intensity in the squared circle. His in-ring presence incorporates an eclectic blend of styles, from his explosive aerial moves to his hard-hitting strikes. Simply put, Zayn can take down any Superstar on the roster — an ability he has displayed in show-stealing matches against the likes of Owens, Cesaro and John Cena.
Zayn spent several months on the shelf due to an injury, but he returned to Raw the night after WrestleMania 35, sporting a new look and a new attitude. After failing to defeat Finn Bálor for the Intercontinental Championship in his return match that night, Zayn lashed out at the WWE Universe, vowing to hold them all accountable for their "ugliness" and proclaiming that he would see them in hell.
After several more tongue-lashings, Zayn became something of a spokesperson for Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura, recruited Cesaro to his group, and has been lavishing praise on WWE's Rockstar and Swiss Cyborg and antagonizing their opponents on SmackDown ever since. Zayn’s newfound allies helped him win his first Intercontinental Title when the trio defeated Braun Strowman in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match at WWE Elimination Chamber 2020.