Sami Zayn speaks the “truth” about his loss to Roman Reigns at WWE Elimination Chamber

During an appearance on Ryan Satin’s Out of Character podcast, Sami Zayn commetned on his loss to Roman Reigns at the 2023 WWE Elimination Chamber PLE…

“It was a little hard, you know, if you want the truth. It was a little hard because it’s, and I don’t think I’m being controversial when saying this, but I’m not the chosen guy, obviously. I’ve been handed a lot of opportunities and I’ve delivered on a lot of those opportunities throughout my time in the company and I’m grateful for all of it, but clearly, I mean, I don’t think anyone would say like, ‘Oh, clearly he was being positioned to be the top guy or to be the most popular guy on the show.’ Obviously, that’s not the case, and that’s fine.”

“I guess in the back of your head, you’re always banking on your ability to get there, and somehow or another, you just feel like you’ll get there, and then it is hard to get there. It’s almost miraculous to get there, or to get one of these organic runs that the audience sort of wills into existence. You could probably count them on one hand in the last 10 years with Daniel Bryan, Becky Lynch, Kofi Kingston, and myself, and who knows what’s happening with LA Knight, I feel like he’s starting to get a little bit of that right now at the moment, and good for him. But all this to say, it’s like a lightning in the bottle type of thing. You don’t get it very often, and then you kind of get it, and you’re like, the story, the audience, your performance, all of it has like almost it’s just gotten you to the exact right place that you dreamed you’d be, and then when you get there, it’s like, you just kind of fall short and you don’t know if you’ll ever get it back. So for sure that’s hard and you don’t know if you can do it again. Like I said, it’s only happened a handful of times in the last 10 years.”

“I still think the investment and the equity that I have with the audience from that storyline, I think I’ve penetrated a lot of hearts to where I’ll stick around there for a while because I’ve made them feel all these feelings that I was just talking about a moment ago. I took them on that ride and when somebody takes you on that ride and they penetrate your heart, they’re in there, and they got to do a lot to get out of there, you know, so now you’re probably going to cheer for him for years to come. So I got a lot out of that story. Don’t get me wrong, it goes without saying.” (quote courtesy of