When Sami Zayn Working With The Bloodline Was First Discussed Revealed

Sami Zayn on working with The Bloodline

Sami Zayn has been involved in one of the top stories in all of professional wrestling in 2022. He has grown closer to The Bloodline on WWE TV since WrestleMania 38 to the point that he is now a fully-fledged member of the faction alongside Roman Reigns, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Solo Sikoa, and Paul Heyman. 

Zayn recently cemented his spot in the group, sacrificing Kevin Owens to The Bloodline inside WarGames at Survivor Series. 

Speaking about the programme with Pete Rosenberg, Zayn revealed him working with Roman Reigns was first talked about ahead of Survivor Series 2021, only for their discussions to bear fruit six months later. 

"I won't pull the curtain back too much, but the idea was kicked around about a year ago, a good six months before the seeds were even planted on screen. The first time I think there was any interaction between myself and the Bloodline was just after WrestleMania. In actuality, the idea was first discussed going into Survivor Series of last year. I was doing this whole thing on SmackDown where I was the longest-tenured member as the locker room leader. I thought it'd be something interesting with the locker room leader and Head of the Table. The premise being, the Head of the Table isn't in the locker room anymore. I wasn't originally envisioning being a full member of the Bloodline or anything like that, just something to where Roman and I can occasionally get on screen together in a light-hearted way and I'm giving him these reports of what's going on and what he needs to be careful for. Every once in a while, I get things kicked my way too. That was sort of the idea," Zayn began.

He continued: "It was talked about with Roman as well. We were sitting at catering one day, and I heard an interview that he did with Ariel Helwani where he was very kind towards me and saying nice things about me as an on-screen character and that he'd like to do something down the road with me one day. We got to talking and I don't remember exactly how it went, but it was a mutual thing."

How long Zayn will be a part of The Bloodline remains to be seen. Find out about his WrestleMania 39 plans here

H/t to Fightful

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