Sami Zayn feels that his Bloodline storyline was almost “to WWE what The Sopranos was to television”

As seen during the WWE Wrestlemania 39 Saturday PLE, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn defeated The Usos to capture the unified WWE tag team titles. During the post-show press conference, Zayn reflected on his storyline with The Bloodline…

“There are Hall of Famers, there are world champions multiple times over. I’m talking some of the best of the best of the best ever, that have never gotten to tell a story like this over this course of time. With this level of depth, with this many talented individuals in front end and back of the camera, but especially on the performance side of it. So I feel just so lucky to have been a part of it. This feels like the culmination of it. Although, as you said, it’s a pretty long timeline with WWE so even if you think you’ve put a nice little bow on it, we can unravel that anytime and call back to it. I think that’s actually been the beauty of the story is the number of callbacks.”

“Also just so much of it would not have worked with any other individuals. It had to be Usos and Roman because that is a legitimate lifelong relationship. It had to be Kevin [Owens] because that is a legitimate 20 year friendship. Without that level of reality, bleeding into story, it just wouldn’t work. But again, you know, one of the things that I take a lot of pride in with this story over the past year is that I do think it transcended the classical kind of wrestling storyline for sure. I actually think it’s a glimpse into what, because of its effectiveness, I think it could be a glimpse of what storylines going forward – if not achieve – will at least aspire to, In my opinion. I think this is much like you saw with television, how it kind of evolved to the golden age of television in 2000s with HBO and things like that, and more complex and more layered characters. So I think this story. If I may be so bold as to offer a comparison it’s almost like the Sopranos. It is to WWE what the Sopranos was to television.” (quotes courtesy