EXCLUSIVE: Sami Zayn Reveals Why He Re-Signed With WWE

Sami Zayn explains all to Cultaholic Wrestling's Tom Campbell

While Sami Zayn's WWE contract was set to expire in spring 2022, the three-time Intercontinental Champion has since signed a new deal with Vince McMahon's company and he will be a WWE Superstar for years to come. 

Zayn's contract extension happened in close proximity to his best friend Kevin Owens opting to re-sign with WWE and The Great Liberator revealed if Owens' decision had any influence on him while speaking to Cultaholic Wrestling's Tom Campbell

"I don't know, that's a good question. I don't know because we're actually on separate brands but our contracts were coming up at around the same time. So I don't know. It's not like we were in it together with regards to negotiations or even decision making. Whatever decision he made, I don't know if it 100 percent was going to influence my decision or vice versa but on a subconscious level, I'm sure it helped," Zayn said.

Instead, the former NXT Champion opted to re-sign because he is very happy in WWE and feels creatively stimulated, admitting it was a "no-brainer" to remain with the company. 

"I was already in a very good place with WWE and they made it very clear, not just when it was time to negotiate but in the last year, year-and-a-half, whatever it is, I've definitely gotten the impression and they have said as much that I'm a valued part of the roster and I feel valued and I get a lot of television time. So I've been very happy and stimulated creatively even, which I know is a difficult thing to get in WWE sometimes," he continued.

"With so many moving parts and so many talented people sometimes, inevitably, you kind of get left behind but I haven't felt that way in a very long time with WWE. So that was really the main factor driving my decision to stay. I was very happy to stay because I felt valued, I felt appreciated and it was reflected as such by the amount of television time I got. For me, it was a bit of a no-brainer to stay right now."

Sami Zayn has been with WWE since 2013. He is set to take on Johnny Knoxville at WrestleMania 38 night two on Sunday, April 3. 

Check out Cultaholic Wrestling's full chat with Sami Zayn here.

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