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Sami Zayn Discusses The Bloodline’s Success

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Sami Zayn appeared on WWE’s After The Bell podcast to talk about a wide range of topics, including why The Bloodline works so well on WWE television. 

The Bloodline (Roman Reigns, The Usos, Sami Zayn, & Solo Sikoa) vs. Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, Butch, Ridge Holland & Kevin Owens in a men’s WarGames match will take place at Survivor Series. Zayn said,

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“I definitely saw the potential from the get go. It’s one of those things that it’s not something that you predict ahead of time, or it’s not something that you think you want to see, or something that even you think would make sense, but in execution, and that’s what I think this whole thing is coming down to is the execution of it all more than it is the concept because the concept is a bit strange.”

“The Bloodline is a family and here’s this person who’s clearly not family. The whole thing just doesn’t make sense on paper. But it’s a perfect example of when things work in execution more than they do on paper. So I’m not entirely surprised at the success of the segments or whatever that we’ve done, but it has still exceeded my expectations. Like I knew they would be good. I just didn’t know the fans would take to it the way they have.”


Zayn also talked about the contrast between Roman and The Usos as characters.

“It’s commitment and it’s also the contrast between the Usos and Roman and what they were doing. Also, they had a year, maybe even more, a year and a half, to really simmer and really establish these characters. So too have I had the last three, four years, maybe even five years, since I kind of switched to, you know, this bad guy kind of role, but especially over the last few years to really let my character simmer, and harden, and get established.


“So you have these two very clearly defined acts and the dynamic between these two acts that are established was so fun and interesting, and we’re all committed to it, and we all know who we are.”

“I think it’s a testament to what I created before I got into the Bloodline and what they created before they got to this point. Now you take these things that are established, two really well established, well defined acts, mix them, and again, it doesn’t sound like it should mix on paper, but then you see the execution and you’re like, ‘Oh, this is so enjoyable.’ I think that’s what made it work.”

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