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 to overcome SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon.
From that moment on, Zayn and his greatest-rival-turned-closest-ally began to strut around SmackDown LIVE, 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 incorporated an eclectic blend of styles, from his explosive aerial moves to his hard-hitting strikes. Simply put,
Zayn was capable of taking down any Superstar on the roster — an ability he displayed in show-stealing matches against the likes of Owens, Cesaro and John Cena.
There was no telling how far Sami could have gone on SmackDown LIVE, but his run on the blue brand was cut short when he and Kevin Owens were fired by General Manager Daniel Bryan on March 20, 2018.
However, in a stunning turn of events, the 2018 Superstar Shake-up and a letter from Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon made Zayn and Owens part of Raw.