Sami Zayn Addresses Rumours Of Creative Control In WWE Contract
Sami Zayn has been involved of some of the most memorable angles in recent WWE history
Sami Zayn recently re-signed with WWE, with the former Intercontinental Champion enjoying seeming creative freedom in WWE, especially during his feud with Jackass’ Johnny Knoxville.
Rumours swirled that Zayn had some degree of creative control in his contract, but Zayn set the record straight during an appearance on Out of Character with Ryan Satin:
“Let me just nip this in the bud, I don’t want to act like I’m booking my own stuff, because I’m not,” Zayn said. “Trust me, I swing a lot, they’ll tell you. I swing a lot and I don’t think I swing a lot of duds but sometimes I swing ideas, there’s ideas – why, I don’t know why – they won’t work and they’ll tell me that won’t work because of X, Y and Z. But a lot of things they’ll take and okay it’s not exactly how I envisioned it but pieces of it get through, like the documentary for example and they, take on a life of their own.
“Even having a little bit of input, I think that’s what’s taken my appreciation and my enjoyment of being here in WWE to another level. I’ll say ‘hey I really wish we could do something like this,’ and then some version of it happens and I’m thrilled, I’m over the moon. What more could you ask for? That’s it. Just to feel like you have a voice and you’re being heard, to actually go out there and do it you feel respected and valued, that’s what really kept me here.
“There were other factors for sure but that was it. It wasn’t all of a sudden my contracts coming up, it’s time for negotiation, ‘Hey, hey we really like you, where have you been the last two years?’ No no no, the last two years they’ve shown me they value me so when they want me to stay I believe them so I stayed.”
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